April 27th, 2009 • Comments Off on DMTF announces the Cloud Computing Incubator
The DMTF announce the incubator for Cloud Computing. See the complete information here. The charter can be found here. Sun is one
of the parties in this group.
This is interesting indeed. The DMTF has the following time line in mind for their efforts:
The Cloud incubator is expected to complete within 1 year from approval of the charter by the board.
OCCI has a similar approach and tries to deliver in the same time frame. Hope to see some work overlap and collaboration!
Update: Mark also has a nice entry about it.
April 27th, 2009 • Comments Off on News from the Cloud
VmWare releases the first Cloud Computing Operating System: http://www.vmware.com/products/vsphere/index.html
The Eucalyptus project seems to have gone commercial: http://www.undertheradarblog.com/blog/eucalyptus-presents-at-under-the-radar-2009/
What we learn from all this: Cloud Computing is stil a hype and everybody uses his own definition of a Cloud. Kind of funny, but currently a very intersting field to work in!
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
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
More information can be found here:
Support and Feedback:
- Technical support alias: sge-beta AT sun.com
- Feedback on documentation: sge-beta-doc AT sun.com
- General feedback: sge-beta-feedback AT sun.com