Sun has just released a new whitepaper written by Daniel Templeton entitled, “Beginner’s Guide to Sun GridEngine 6.2.” The whitepaper covers basic installation and configuration of the latest production version of GridEngine. The chapter breakout is as follows:
- Chapter 1, Introduction to Sun Grid Engine, describes some basic Sun Grid Engine concepts.
- Chapter 2, Sun Grid Engine Scheduler, introduces the complete list of scheduling policies and what problems each one solves.
- Chapter 3, Planning a Sun Grid Engine Installation, provides suggestions for preparing the computing environment for a cluster installation.
- Chapter 4, Suggested Sun Grid Engine Configurations, presents some common cluster types with suggested configuration options.
Pay special attention to Chapter 2. Few folks in HPC have learned the, often undocumented, black art of batch scheduling policy configuration. Templeton is a skilled technical writer, so this is a must-read for anyone new to the GridEngine batch system.
Head over to Sun’s website and download it here. [registration required]