[GE users] Any reason not to have all user's workstations as submit hosts?

reuti reuti at staff.uni-marburg.de
Mon Apr 12 17:05:01 BST 2010


Am 12.04.2010 um 12:35 schrieb rumpelkeks:

> Well, we've got a lot of things - certainly /home - on a central file 

I would be concerned that someone uses local root access to gain access to other users files and credentials.

-- Reuti


> system. Likewise, SGE is installed on a central application server. All 
> our systems have a 'standard' environment setup, the cluster nodes are 
> in no way treated special - so the user environment on the nodes is the 
> same as on the workstations, with the same software/data in the same 
> paths and all.
> 
> Tina
> 
> reuti wrote:
>> Hi,
>> 
>> Am 12.04.2010 um 11:51 schrieb rumpelkeks:
>> 
>>> We do that - nearly all our hosts (definitely all workstations and 
>>> cluster nodes, and many of the servers) are submit hosts. Roughly 400 in 
>>> total. So far, not had any problems with it; definitely not seen any 
>>> performance (or other technical) problems.
>> 
>> how are the job(scripts) submitted? All workstations mount /home also local?
>> 
>> -- Reuti
>> 
>> 
>>> Tina
>>> 
>>> rayson wrote:
>>>> Mainly related to security.
>>>> 
>>>> Rayson
>>>> 
>>>> 
>>>> 
>>>> On 4/8/10, bdbaddog <bill at baddogconsulting.com> wrote:
>>>>> Greetings,
>>>>> 
>>>>> Is there any technical/performance reason to not have every user's
>>>>> desktop as a submit host?
>>>>> 
>>>>> Thanks,
>>>>> -Bill
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