[GE users] [GE dev] Announcing Sun Grid Engine 6.2 Update 2 feature update release

petrik lubomir.petrik at sun.com
Tue Mar 10 17:06:22 GMT 2009


mhanby wrote:
> I have a couple questions:
>  1. Are the files available here
> http://www.sun.com/software/sge/get_it.jsp for both open source users
> AND those with support contracts? If not, where is the download page for
> GE6.2u2 for open source users?
>   
Courtesy binaries for GE 6.2u2 will be available sometime later. Maybe 
next week?
>  2. Are these upgrade only from 6.2, or can we do a completely new
> install using the 6.2u2 installers. 
Sure you can do a new installation.

Lubos.
> The reason I ask, I've seen the word
> 'patch' mentioned in reference to these files.
>
> Thanks, Mike
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: andy [mailto:andy.schwierskott at sun.com] 
> Sent: Thursday, March 05, 2009 7:56 AM
> To: dev at gridengine.sunsource.net; users at gridengine.sunsource.net;
> dev at hedeby.sunsource.net; users at hedeby.sunsource.net
> Subject: [GE users] [GE dev] Announcing Sun Grid Engine 6.2 Update 2
> feature update release
>
> Hi,
>
> we are announcing the availability of the Sun Grid Engine 6.2 Update 2
> release. We are also announcing a major reconstruction of the SGE wiki
> docs
> which will lead to better usability and navigation.
>
> SGE 6.2u2 is a "feature update" release. We are delivering a few much
> demanded features, scalability improvements and memory foot print
> reductions
> in huge HPC clusters, and bug fixes.
>
> Open source courtesy binaries will be made available next week.
>
> What's new
> ==========
>
> GUI Installer
> ------------
> Sun Grid Engine 6.2u2 comes with a new GUI installer to simplify the
> installation process. The GUI installer enables you to easily install a
> whole cluster interactively. To install a cluster, you need to set up
> the
> environment in a similar way to an automatic installation.
>
> Microsoft Windows Vista Support
> -------------------------------
> New support for 32-bit and 64-bit editions of Microsoft Windows Vista
> (Enterprise and Ultimate Edition), Windows Server 2003R2 and Windows
> Server
> 2008.
>
> Job Submission Verifiers (JSVs)
> -------------------------------
> JSVs allow users and administrators to define rules that determine which
> jobs are allowed to enter into a cluster and which jobs should be
> rejected
> immediately. A JSV is a script or binary that can be used to verify,
> modify,
> or reject a job during the time of job submission or on the master host.
>
> Consumable Resources Per Job
> ----------------------------
> Consumable complex attributes can now be configured as per job. Such
> consumables are consumed as requested and are no longer multiplied by
> the
> requested slots. This makes resource requests for parallel jobs much
> easier
> to define, especially when using slot ranges.
>
> jemalloc Library
> ----------------
> Linux distributions (x64 platforms) come with a default memory allocator
> library which is not as efficient as the open source jemalloc memory
> allocator library also used by the Firefox browser. SGE 6.2 Update 2
> replaces the native Linux malloc library with the jemalloc library. This
> has
> a positive effect on the master host performance in large and high
> throughput Sun Grid Engine clusters on Linux and reduces the memory
> footprint up to 20%. This will lead to a significant performance
> increase.
>
> Relevant links
> --------------
>
>    Download:
>    http://www.sun.com/software/sge/get_it.jsp
>
>    Documentation
>    http://wikis.sun.com/display/gridengine62u2
>
>    Release Notes:
>    http://wikis.sun.com/display/gridengine62u2/Release+Notes
>
>    Patch Matrix:
>    http://wikis.sun.com/display/gridengine62u2/Patch+Matrix
>
>    Man Pages Online:
>    http://gridengine.sunsource.net/manpages.html
>
>    List of fixed bugs (not yet updated for SGE 6.2u2):
>    http://gridengine.sunsource.net/project/gridengine/62patches.txt
>
> Andy
>
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> Manager Sun Grid Engine Engineering Fax: +49 (0)941 3075-222 (x60222)
> Sun Microsystems GmbH
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