Gigaspaces integrates with Sun Grid Engine
By Melvin Koh on Nov 27, 2008
I was at the Supercomputing last week and got to talk to a rep from Gigaspaces who is at our Sun booths. I found out from him that they have integrated Gigaspaces XAP with Sun Grid Engine. One of the thing missing in SGE is the capability to do low-latency scheduling where many small transaction needs to be dispatched and the results return very quickly. Example is trading in finance where performance is measured by number of transaction per seconds. Gigaspaces provides a scalable platform that can fills this gap. Using our Sun SPARC T5240 server, Gigaspaces is able to achieve very impressive benchmark result.
The integration allows SGE to manage Gigaspaces XAP instances and dynamically provision new instances to satisfy the SLA if the load is too high. Here is a video of a short presentation that shows a demo of using SGE to automatically provision Gigaspaces XAP.