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

reuti reuti at staff.uni-marburg.de
Tue Feb 24 11:27:59 GMT 2009


Am 24.02.2009 um 09:36 schrieb rayson:

> 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.

Things which might take time are the finetunings afterwards; like  
setting up the eMail fowarding from the nodes, integrate your  
parallel applications into SGE, defining a scheduling policy  
according to your needs...

-- Reuti


> 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:
>
> http://gridengine.info/2005/09/29/things-to-think-about-before- 
> installing
>
>
> 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
> mbdrestart"...
>
> - 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
> script.
>
> Rayson
>
>
>
>>
>> Thanks,
>>
>> Kasturi
>>
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