All, Having beaten our heads against OpenPBS documentation for a couple of months (with litle success), we are now trying having a bash at setting up GRIDEngine on our test cluster. Whilst the installation document seems concise and to the point, we are wondering about one thing and that is the *requirement* for shared disk-space across the nodes. In my mind that seems contrary to the use of GRIDEngine as a system to farm tasks across arbitrary idle PCs/Workstations. In some places, the documentation seems to suggest that it is a recommendation, rather than a requirement, but makes no suggestion as to how to configure any alternative arrangment. It is entirely possible that I am missing something obvious, as this message is the result of a 'chinese whisper' from my RA who is actually punching the keys, but if anyone out there is prepared to pitch in with their observations, I'll be very grateful. Later, Andy ------------- Yada, yada, yada... The information contained in this e-mail (including any attachments) is confidential and is intended for the use of the addressee only. The opinions expressed within this e-mail (including any attachments) are the opinions of the sender and do not necessarily constitute those of Roslin Institute (Edinburgh) ("the Institute") unless specifically stated by a sender who is duly authorised to do so on behalf of the Institute.