[Bioclusters] OS X/XGRID versus Linux/MPI
kevin at kevinblanchard.com
Thu Nov 25 21:16:51 EST 2004
okay that makes more sense. I had come across the project at Standford
http://cmgm.stanford.edu/~cparnot/xgrid-stanford/ and had used MPI but
not Xgrid and wondered if it was a replacement for, or worked together
with ,a MPI cluster.
Rayson Ho wrote:
>Xgrid is a batch scheduler... while MPI is an API for parallel
>You can writing an MPI program, and submit it to XGrid. XGrid will find
>the requested number of machines for you, and then start the job.
>On the other hand, you can install SGE (GridEngine) on a Linux cluster
>-- SGE is more powerful than XGrid -- and let it schedule your serial
>or parallel jobs.
>--- Kevin Blanchard <kevin at kevinblanchard.com> wrote:
>>Has anyone had any experience using OS X with Xgrid (all on local
>>versus a linux setup running MPI. I know some still debate the true
>>definition of cluster vs grid, and whether you can truly have a LAN
>>,etc.. anyway semantics aside. Basically looking to see if anyone has
>>been using Xgrid with in a LAN environment. The cost is much
>>but setup is a no brainer for Xgrid. I was trying to google some
>>performance comparisons with not much luck. Any one have any stories
>>good or bad, to share using xgrid?
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