[Beowulf] live free SGE descendent (for Centos 7)?

Alex Chekholko alex at calicolabs.com
Tue Mar 5 10:42:10 PST 2019

Hi David,

What is your goal?

Anecdotally, every cluster I know has switched from SGE to SLURM.  SchedMD
has an active user list and bug tracker.

If you are willing to spend money; I hear Univa support is excellent.


On Tue, Mar 5, 2019 at 10:39 AM David Mathog <mathog at caltech.edu> wrote:

> Are any of the free SGE derived projects still alive?  If so, buildable
> on Centos 7?
> Son of grid engine, for instance, has not had a release since 2016
>     https://arc.liv.ac.uk/downloads/SGE/releases/8.1.9/
> and there isn't one for Centos 7.  The last rocks release still has an
> option, and that is based on Centos 7, so some version can be built on
> that platform.  Anybody know off hand which one they used?
> The Univa version still seems to be kicking, but that is commercial.
> I have an old version running on one Centos 7 machine, but it was not
> built there.  It is a 32 binary made long ago (Mandriva 2010 or Mageia
> 3?)  and still uses
>     /etc/rc.d/init.d/sgemaster
> to start/stop rather than a systemd method.
> Thanks,
> David Mathog
> mathog at caltech.edu
> Manager, Sequence Analysis Facility, Biology Division, Caltech
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