[GE users] 1-day SGE admin workshop in Santa Clara, CA on March 18th 2009

rayson rayrayson at gmail.com
Tue Feb 24 08:36:30 GMT 2009

On 2/24/09, kasturi <kasturi.rangam at gmail.com> wrote:
> I want to know if someone has no exposure to SGE can have this up and running in
> couple of days working part time.

For most LSF admins, installing and running SGE is real easy. I tried
SGE in early 2001, and my first ever installation was smooth. I spent
less than half an hour from getting the tar files downloaded to having
the 1-host cluster running.

I believe most LSF admins can get SGE up and running without hassle,
but you can also read the "Things to think about before installing
Grid Engine" article from Chris:


A few things you can try without stalling any critical projects:

- install a 1-host cluster

- install SGE with a normal account (you can only submit & run jobs
using that account. So it is perfect for testing but not for
production use).

- you can have LSF and SGE running on the same cluster machines, as
long as they use different TCP ports.

- you can add new SGE execution hosts very easily and also without
bringing down or affecting the cluster with all those "reconfig"
hassles like "lsadmin reconfig", "lsadmin reconfig" or "badmin

- when you are happy with the scheduling capability of SGE and having
SGE running on a few machines, you can then move machines one by one
from the LSF cluster to the SGE cluster. You issue "badmin hclose
<host name>" to stop MBD from dispatching new jobs to the host. Then
you add the new host to the SGE cluster by running the install execd


> Thanks,
> Kasturi
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