Sun Grid Engine primer

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The Sun HPC blog is hosting a rudimentary intro to Sun Grid Engine for those looking for a really shallow learning curve

Sun logoI’ve recently been asked for a really introductory doc on Sun Grid Engine, and I was dismayed to realize that there really isn’t anything like that out there. Even the Beginner’s Guide I wrote has some fairly high expectations of the reader’s experience level. So, this post will be my attempt at a truly introductory introduction to Sun Grid Engine.

If you are further along with your cluster foo, there is a also a post up describing the beta integration of Hadoop and SGE

In case you haven’t heard yet, the upcoming release of Sun Grid Engine will include an integration with Apache Hadoop that will allow Map/Reduce jobs to be submitted to a Sun Grid Engine cluster while minding HDFS data locality. The 6.2u5 release will be out by the end of the year, but it’s currently in the beta testing phase. And that’s where you come in.