Grid Engine is software that facilitates “distributed resource management” (DRM). Far more than just simple load-balancing tools or batch scheduling mechanisms, DRM software typically provides the following key features across large sets of distributed resources.

  • Policy based allocation of distributed resources (CPU time, software licenses, etc.)
  • Batch queuing & scheduling
  • Support diverse server hardware, OS and architectures
  • Load balancing & remote job execution
  • Detailed job accounting statistics
  • Fine-grained user specifiable resources
  • Suspend/resume/migrate jobs
  • Tools for reporting Job/Host/Cluster status
  • Job Arrays
  • Integration & control of parallel jobs
  • Python bindings

Home Page: http://gridengine.sunsource.net/
Language: C++, Python
Platform: Linux, Windows, OS X, Solaris
License: SISSL