[gridengine users] Any Debian grid engine users?
fpicabia at gmail.com
Thu Jan 26 13:24:51 UTC 2012
On Wed, Jan 25, 2012 at 12:14 PM, Robert Hutton
<robert.hutton at well.ox.ac.uk> wrote:
> On 25/01/12 15:50, francis picabia wrote:
>> I am trying to find out what Debian used for the current
>> grid-engine packages. It seems to have lots of Sun references
>> so I thought perhaps it was based on the Sun Grid Engine.
> Hi Francis,
> I'm on Ubuntu which, as far as I know, inherits its gridengine packages
> pretty much direct from Debian.
> If you look in /usr/share/doc/gridengine-common/copyright you'll see this:
> This package was debianized by Mark Hymers <mhy at debian.org> on
> Sun, 18 May 2008 10:00:00 +0100.
> It was downloaded from
> So yeah, I've not found any easy .deb packages for either Son of Grid
> Engine or Open Grid Scheduler, and I'm not sure whether they're being
> worked on. I was vaguely considering pinging Mark to find out, though
> I'm not sure he's still maintaining it, seeing as the last changes to
> the package were a non-maintainer upload.
Thanks for the responses. We're at the point where we've been running SGE
on a set of Redhat systems and we don't want to shell out the money
for Redhat anymore. Since we run Debian on some other research
and core network systems, it is our preferred choice. So that is the
next distro we move to, but it isn't clear what fork of the SGE to move into.
I have the feeling the Debian package would be going through a little
upheaval when it switches to one of the forks. Yet I like working within
the Debian package management.
I found this blog site about grid engine and it mentions 3 possible forks:
and also mentions community and working together, but based on what,
I don't know.
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