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Announcing Sun Grid Engine 6.2 Update 3 Beta

April 24th, 2009 • Comments Off on Announcing Sun Grid Engine 6.2 Update 3 Beta

Sun Grid Engine 6.2. Update 3 Beta has been released. This is a beta version so feel free to try and test it. The Beta closes Wednesday 5/20/2009. The final release will be around June 2009.

The great team of engineers added some nice features to this feature update:

Sun Grid Engine Inspect: SGE Inspect, a new Monitoring and Configuration Console, allows to monitor
Sun Grid Engine clusters and to monitor and configure the Service Domain
Manager (SDM).

Service Domain Manager (SDM) – Cloud Adapter and Initial Power Saving Support: The new SDM service adapter interface adds support to manage external
virtual resources. The implementation provides an interface to manage
Amazon’s EC2 AMIs. Those AMIs could include SGE execution hosts which can be
added to a local Sun Grid Engine cluster.
The enhanced spare pool implementation can be configured to power cycle
machines when being added or removed from the spare pool.

"Exclusive Job" Scheduling Enhancement:
Jobs and all parallel tasks of a job can request exclusive scheduling on a
host. Jobs requiring resources only available for one job per host or jobs
having access patterns to hardware resources like CPUs or memory, which make
it useful to run only one job per machine can request non shared access.

Complete Microsoft Windows Vista Support: A native Windows job can now open a GUI on a Windows Vista and Windows
Server 2008 desktop (SGE 6.2u2 added support for those Windows operating

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Updated Versions of MySQL / MySQL & Cloud

April 24th, 2009 • Comments Off on Updated Versions of MySQL / MySQL & Cloud

A new version of MySQL is available. The new version 5.4 mainly comes with scalability and performance enhancements. Also a new version of MySQL Cluster (7.0) is available.

Want to know what you can do with MySQL and the Cloud? Have a look here…

Building Private and Hybrid Clouds

April 24th, 2009 • Comments Off on Building Private and Hybrid Clouds

Since Ubuntu 9.04 was released officially today, the following Article is interesting. But not to mention you can do similar with Solaris/OpenSolaris.

Akamai on Cloud Computing

April 22nd, 2009 • Comments Off on Akamai on Cloud Computing

Some nice videos about Cloud Computing and how it could reduce global warning. This is the point of view from Akamai so not necessary mine. I do not think that they use a proper definition of Cloud Computing.

Also some videos are a little bit to much like a commercial. Anyhow some ideas and facts are nice to read.

OCCI needs your help (well kind of)

April 17th, 2009 • Comments Off on OCCI needs your help (well kind of)

The OCCI working group is currently heavily discussing stuff on the mailing-list. We are trying to create an API for ‘Infrastructure as a Service’ based Clouds. So please come join and help out. Many others already have and some interesting work is going on!