Sun Grid Engine 6.2 Update 2 Available

The new product update of the Sun Grid Engine is now available. It's called simply Update  2, but in addition to many bug fixes, it includes following new features:

GUI Installer

It allows an easy interactive installation of a whole cluster.

See more on the Installing With GUI Installer page.

Microsoft Windows Vista Support

New support for Microsoft Windows Vista Enterprise and Ultimate Edition, Windows Server 2003R2 and Windows Server 2008, both 32 and 64-bit versions).

Job Submission Verifier (JSV)

JSVs allow users and administrators to define rules that determine which jobs are allowed to enter into a cluster and which jobs should be rejected immediately. A JSV is a script or binary that can be used to verify, modify, or reject a job during the time of job submission or on the master host.

See more on the Using Job Submission Verifiers wiki page or jsv man page.

Consumable Resource per Job

Consumable complex attributes can now be configured as per job. Such consumables are consumed as requested and are no longer multiplied by the requested slots. This makes resource requests for parallel jobs much easier to define, especially when using slot ranges.

See more on the Defining Consumable Resources page (Multiplied Resource Requests Versus Non-Multiplied Resource Requests) or complex man page (look for consumable section).

Jemalloc Library (on Linux x64)

Most Linux distributions come with a default memory allocator library which is not as efficient as the open source jemalloc memory allocator library, developed by Jason Evans for FreeBSD 7, and also used by the Firefox 3. Sun Grid Engine 6.2 Update 2 replaces the native Linux malloc library with the jemalloc library on x64 platforms. This has a positive effect on the master host performance in large and high throughput Sun Grid Engine clusters on Linux x64 and reduces the memory footprint up to 20% leading to a significant performance increase.

As always, you may test this release in parallel with your old cluster to try out the new features. Optionally, you may use the upgrade procedure (clone configuration method) to install SGE 6.2u2, while keeping all your other cluster configuration settings. See the upgrade video. While the video shows an upgrade from 6.1 to 6.2, it will work the same way for cloning any 6.0u2 or later to 6.2u2.


Additional links:

Download page
Wiki documentation
Release notes
Fixed bugs
Patch matrix
Comments:

send me the full video of GUI installation for sge6_2u2...

Posted by suganya on March 17, 2009 at 12:46 AM CET #

Hi,

I've been trying to install sge 6.2u4 on windows server 2003 R2 but i'm getting the following error in the messages file in the spool directory. I'm not able to find a solution for this online. It would be great if you can help me on this or give me some directions how to resolve this.

12/09/2009 18:43:00| main|sgewin2003|E|shepherd of job 17.1 exited with exit status = 127
12/09/2009 18:43:00| main|sgewin2003|E|abnormal termination of shepherd for job 17.1: no "exit_status" file
12/09/2009 18:43:00| main|sgewin2003|E|can't open file active_jobs/17.1/error: No such file or directory
12/09/2009 18:43:00| main|sgewin2003|E|can't open pid file "active_jobs/17.1/pid" for job 17.1
12/09/2009 18:43:00| main|sgewin2003|E|can't open usage file "active_jobs/17.1/usage" for job 17.1: No such file or directory
12/09/2009 18:43:00| main|sgewin2003|E|shepherd exited with exit status 127: invalid execution state

Posted by Burny TN on December 09, 2009 at 06:49 AM CET #

Hi,
I believe you have wrong permissions on your spool directory. This is also confirmed here http://gridengine.markmail.org/search/?q=shepherd%20exited%20with%20exit%20status%20127%3A%20invalid%20execution%20state#query:shepherd%20exited%20with%20exit%20status%20127%3A%20invalid%20execution%20state+page:1+mid:hq26r2xacprsotid+state:results

I don't suggest using 777 though. Domain and local users are not the same! You need to figure out who starts sge_execd in your case.

Regards,
Lubos.

Posted by Lubomir Petrik on December 09, 2009 at 07:22 AM CET #

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