[gridengine users] oracle's online course for gridengine, any good?

Rick Reynolds II Rick.ReynoldsII at ecitele.com
Mon Oct 3 14:14:08 UTC 2011

Thanks for the pointers to other materials.  I'm off to do some reading.

Rick Reynolds
"Proper treatment will cure a cold in seven days, but left to itself, a cold will hang on for a week." -- Darrell Huff

On Sep 29, 2011, at 3:42 PM, Chris Dagdigian wrote:

> The biggest complaint about Sun's SGE training classes was that the 
> instructors were professional trainers rather than people who had 
> actually used Grid Engine. That matters a lot in technical training - 
> the war stories & "mistakes I've made" anecdotes are pretty important.
> Not sure about their online offering, never seen it. The training 
> materials were pretty solid back in the day so if they just ported them 
> online they might still be very useful.
> I've also uploaded all of my Grid Engine training slides and materials 
> to the bioteam blog over time. Both my SGE Admin and User materials are 
> up there (but somewhat out of date ...)
> http://www.bioteam.net/2011/03/grid-engine-for-users/
> -Chris
> Rick Reynolds II wrote:
>> Does anyone have info about Oracle's gridengine online course: http://education.oracle.com/pls/web_prod-plq-dad/db_pages.getCourseDesc?dc=D63323GC10&p_org_id=47&lang=US ?
>> We're looking at deploying three or four small-ish (i.e. 30 nodes or so) clusters run by gridengine as a replacement for a home-grown queueing system that is showing its age.  I'd like to develop a little proficiency in the system before attempting to develop something using it.
>> So is the course worthwhile?  It's certainly cheap enough to tempt me to give it a shot ($300).  Or will I be in about the same place if I just keep reading every doc I can get my hands on from oracle's site?
>> Thanks,
>> Rick Reynolds

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