[GE users] SGE now called OGE, no longer free

laotsao laotsao at gmail.com
Sat Oct 2 04:45:10 BST 2010


Product    , License Price,  Software Update License &  Support, 
Metric ,Minimum
Grid Engine ,500 ,                110.00,                             
         Per Processor ,32
On 10/1/2010 11:25 PM, sgenedharvey wrote:
>> From: ron [mailto:ron_chen_123 at yahoo.com]
>>
>>> so folks: mirror sources
>>> now...
>> We did that a few weeks ago:
>>
>> http://sourceforge.net/projects/gridscheduler/
> Thanks for that.  ;-)
>
> I am wondering ... Since it seems most likely Oracle won't be releasing their developments for free anymore (and may not even release the code open source at all)...
>
> Who are the largest consumers of free SGE?  Amazon?  Whoever uses the most free SGE, they're the most likely to hire developers and continue development on this open source branch.  Or they might just find it's cheaper or more effective to start paying oracle for licensing.
>
> One major concern I can easily imagine ... If oracle wants to develop some new feature, they might just patent it for the sake of preventing gridscheduler from being able to do that.  Whatever it is.
>
> So, "they" (amazon, or whoever) might (a) start paying oracle (b) don't worry about future releases (c) start using gridscheduler...  The safest thing is to pay.  But depending on price, the other two options might become very attractive.
>
> Anybody have any idea how much OGE costs now?
>
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