The State of Oracle/Sun Grid Engine

Posted by Scott_Ruecker on Sep 1, 2010 1:44 PM EDT
Linux Magazine; By Douglas Eadline, Ph.D.
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Recent news and product releases could be cause for concern over the future of the open source Oracle/Sun Grid Engine. Things change. Indeed, high tech is often a sea of change. For some open source software is a lifeboat in the storms of change. While everything else can be bought, sold, or demolished, your investment in open software is still yours. No where is this more important than in HPC where change is a way of life. Prior to open source, the ability to use hardware often depended on support contracts from vendors. If these companies sank, so did the support and keeping with the ocean metaphor, your prized HPC system has now become an expensive boat anchor.

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