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

Skylar Thompson skylar.thompson at gmail.com
Tue Mar 5 11:06:55 PST 2019

Hi David,

Not sure if you saw this, but Univa just announced that they will be
selling support for the open source GE forks:


I don't know how much development time they will include, but as you note,
at some point the open source forks will need updating or will just become

Skylar (a happy UGE customer)

On Tue, Mar 5, 2019, 10:39 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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