[Beowulf] General cluster management tools - Re: Southampton engineers a Raspberry Pi Supercomputer
reuti at staff.uni-marburg.de
Mon Sep 24 06:44:35 PDT 2012
Am 24.09.2012 um 14:31 schrieb Hearns, John:
> Andrew Holway <andrew.holway at gmail.com> writes:
>> Your saying that open source software is somehow less risky than
>> proprietary software. I dont see any evidence for this.
> But it is!
> Through the years, I have been screwed n times by commercial vendors
> saying "No, we will not sell you our proprietary solution anymore. We
> are discontinuing it. We don't want your money". And I have been stuck.
> I have never experienced the same with open source. In the OSS world, it
> is more likely than not that somebody else will take over the project.
> And even if that doesn't happen, you can alway pay somebody to do the
> support you need.
> Indeed. Look what happened to Gridengine.
> Now you can get a commercial supported version from Univa.
> If Gridengine were closed source, it would have withered and died.
But the Univa version is now closed source (besides some "GE kernel" they put online, but it's not the full product AFAIK).
To stay with open source there are the forks Son of GridEngine or Open Grid Scheduler, with the latter having support by http://www.scalablelogic.com
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