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Grid Engine Advanced Administration Training


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.


  • • Basic knowledge of Linux or Unix operating system
  • • Basic knowledge of Unix shell (like bash/csh/ksh and vi editor)
  • • Basic knowledge of system administration concepts and parallel programming models (shared memory/distributed memory)
  • • Basic knowledge of practical Grid Engine (or similar) administration skills or advanced Grid Engine user experience (i.e. working with the command line tools)

  • Course Outline - 3 Days

      Concepts Review
      • • Grid Engine concepts and components
      Advanced Configurations - Level II
      • • Global configuration
      • • Host configuration
      • • Queue configuration
      • • 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
      • • Preemption
      • • 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
    • Questions and Answers

    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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