[Bioclusters] Grid Engine for Mac OS X - binary package installer available for sge 5.3p2

Chris Dagdigian bioclusters@bioinformatics.org
Sat, 15 Mar 2003 23:10:55 -0500

{just sent the news to the sge-users mailing list so I might as well 
mention it here...}

We have Mac OS X disk image (.dmg file) containing a binary package 
installer for Grid Engine  5.3p2 now. Essentially it just gives one the 
standard SGE package with darwin-ready binaries already precompiled. 
Everything gets unpacked into /common/sge/ -- the user still needs to 
grab the binaries and/or actually run the SGE config scripts.

We also have a patch against the GE 5.3p2 source tree and some build 
notes online for those that want to build from source.

Everything should be available in this download directory:


We'd like comments and feedback from anyone who actually downloads and 
tries this (send email to 'all@bioteam.net') -- making binaries 
available is a stopgap measure until we can get a good patch ready for 
submission to the SGE maintainers.

Note: The X11 GUI for grid engine called 'qmon' is _not_ part of the 
binary package installer. It's been a giant pain to compile so we did 
not make it part of the package. There are build notes on our site and a 
few threads on the SGE mailing lists for those who want the gory details.


Chris Dagdigian, <dag@sonsorol.org>
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