[GE users] Difference between SGE and GE

griznog griznog at gmail.com
Wed Jul 1 15:38:22 BST 2009

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Thanks, Daniel. To restate Ionel's question in a more selfish way, is
everything in the GE source tree under the GE license so that as long
as I build from there for anything in that tree I don't have to deal
with license issues? I'm happy to forgo polished installation in
exchange for not having to deal with licensing issues and want to make
sure I pick the right path now before (S)GE spreads tendrils too far
in our environment.


On Wed, Jul 1, 2009 at 1:58 AM, igardais <igardais at yahoo.fr<mailto:igardais at yahoo.fr>> wrote:
Hi Daniel,

Does it mean that downloading the base SGE from Sun site but not Inspect and EC2 packages is OK for long term production use ?
Or does SGE and GE are provided from two differents sources ?

Also, if I get it well, Inspect and EC2 can be retrieved "as source" and compiled by-hand without breaking the license terms (allowing a permanent use of them) ?


De : templedf <dan.templeton at sun.com<mailto:dan.templeton at sun.com>>
? : users at gridengine.sunsource.net<mailto:users at gridengine.sunsource.net>
Envoyé le : Mardi, 30 Juin 2009, 23h59mn 46s
Objet : Re: [GE users] Difference between SGE and GE

Between 6.1 and 6.2u2, there's no difference between SGE and GE except
the name and the license.  SGE is the supported for-pay version.  GE is
the free, open source version.  Starting with 6.2u3, the current
release, there are a few features that are only available in SGE.  With
6.2u3, those features are the new SGE Inspect real-time monitoring UI
and the Amazon EC2 connectivity via SDM.  The features are included in
the GE source tree, but they're not included in the GE courtesy binaries.


griznog wrote:
> Hi,
> Can someone clarify the difference between SGE (what is available on
> the Sun site) and GE (what is available on gridengine.org<http://gridengine.org>).
> I'm confused because the term "SGE" seems to be used interchangeably with GE.
> The SGE license seems to state that it is only free for evaluation,
> does the liberal use of "SGE" on the mailing list mean that most
> people license SGE from Sun?  Which one is actually "free" so that I
> can use it without purchasing anything and what are the technical
> differences, if any, between SGE and Gridengine?
> Thanks,
> jbh
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