Grid Engine Advanced Administration Training

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Why Univa?

We are the Grid Engine developers

"...we were finally able to switch our focus away from a malfunctioning [open source] Grid Engine..."

  • We have the know-how and the systems
  • Proper configuration improves performance

Time is Money

"...the benefits are significant, especially in managing the risk the business is exposed to." – Tata Steel

  • Professional Training
  • Learn the insights to administration not found in the documentation

Future Proofed is Safe

"If we didn't have Grid Engine software it would be a major investment to go live with Aggregator and Hadoop." – Archimedes

  • Integrate new applications including Hadoop

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This course is designed to extend the system administrator's knowledge and cover in detail all aspects of the Grid Engine functionality and commands to deploy a cluster. It empowers administrators to translate business goals into a Grid Engine configuration. The workshops provide valuable experience with the gathering of site-defined shared resources such as licenses, the configuration of job submission and execution environments, dynamic cluster configurations, etc. Students will be performing hands-on exercises and develop fundamental troubleshooting skills.


This advanced course is designed for system administrators and advanced end-users who are responsible for extending the role of Grid Engine in site-defined cluster resource management and require the implementation of job and resource controls.

This course is applicable to all versions of Grid Engine.


A basic knowledge of Linux/UNIX operation system is required. This course assumes that you have taken Grid Engine Intermediate Training and/or have the proficiency of key Grid Engine concepts and configurations.

Course Outline

3 Days. US$2,995

Concepts Review

  • Grid Engine concepts and components

Advanced Configurations - Level II

  • Global configuration
  • Host configuration
  • Queue configuration (subordination-queuewise)
  • Load sensors and resources

Job Types and Environments - Level II

  • Parallel jobs and environments
    • Multi-threaded, MPI, etc.
    • Loose vs. tight integration
  • Array jobs
  • Interactive jobs

Scheduler Policies and Features - Level II

  • Scheduling policies
  • Resource reservations and backfilling
  • Introduction to advance reservations
  • Resource quota sets
  • Managing different types of workloads

Job Submission Verifiers and Job Classes - Level II

  • Managing job submission (JSV)
    • Client/Server side JSVs
  • Job classes - advanced cases

Core/Memory Binding, Cgroups and GPU Support

  • Core and memory binding comprehensive
  • Cgroups support
  • GPU support - RSMAP complex type

Diagnostics and Performance Tuning

  • Debugging and failure diagnosis
  • Tuning for high throughput
  • Data spooling and implications

Introduction to Univa Tools

  • UniSight
  • License Orchestrator
  • UniCloud

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