[Beowulf] Please help to setup Beowulf

Bogdan Costescu Bogdan.Costescu at iwr.uni-heidelberg.de
Fri Feb 20 06:37:08 PST 2009

On Fri, 20 Feb 2009, Glen Beane wrote:

> I looked into SGE a long time ago, but I found the MPI support 
> terrible when compared to TORQUE/PBS Pro

Indeed and AFAIK is still in a similar state today. There was talk for 
a long time on the SGE devel list for a TM API to be added, but it 
seems like this is not considered a high priority feature. I've not 
only looked but actually used SGE for about 1 year (IIRC, about 5 
years ago) during which I had to spend time fixing the interactions 
with LAM/MPI and many of the parallel applications that were used on 
that cluster - and finally gave up. On the plus side, during the time 
that SGE was used, I have never seen a process left behind from a job 
and the queueing system itself seemed very stable - something that I 
could not say for the OpenPBS/Torque that I've also tested at that 

Bogdan Costescu

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