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Grid Engine Alive and Well

Chris Dagdigian over at BioIT World writes that Grid Engine is alive and well, with a number of varient and support options.

So where are we in 2012? In a pretty good position, actually. Grid Engine users now have two sources for commercially-licensed and commercially supported products—both Oracle and Univa supply this. Free software fans and other related open-source projects that depend upon access to an unrestricted resource manager also have two different projects from which to chose. Even better, a new company called Scalable Logic has announced its intent to provide commercial support and consulting services for one of the free Grid Engine variants. The ability to buy a support contract or even per-incident assistance for a free version of Grid Engine closes my last personal “must-have” feature wishlist.

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