Sun.com: Sun Grid Engine 5.2 Software [Linux port in progress]Sep 28, 2000, 07:35 (2 Talkback[s])
[ Thanks to Paul Eggert for this link. ]
"Sun Grid Engine software is distributed management software that optimizes utilization of software and hardware resources in heterogeneous networked environments. Sun Grid Engine software aggregates the compute power available in dedicated compute farms, networked servers and desktop workstations, and presents a single access point to users needing compute cycles."
"Sun Grid Engine software can also be used to make use of a great deal of hidden compute power -- that of desktop workstations. For example, on average only 5% to 20% of the useful power of workstations are used. These resources are typically underutilized during the nights and weekends when they could be more productively used to run batch jobs. Sun Grid Engine software can be configured to open up desktops on a calendar basis, say from 6:00 PM to 6:00 AM, Monday through Friday, and all day on weekends. Sun Grid Engine software can also sense the load on these desktop systems, and stop or suspend running batch jobs if the workstation owner returns."
"This product will be available for other UNIX platforms before the end of December 2000, including: Irix 6, HP/UX 11, Linux, True64 UNIX, AIX."