Create a directory into which you will load the contents of the distribution media. This directory is called the root directory, or sge-root. When the grid engine system is running, this directory stores the current cluster configuration and all other data that must be spooled to disk.
It is not a requirement that spool areas reside under sge-root. Actually this location may be avoided for efficiency reasons.
Use a valid path name for the directory that is network accessible on all hosts. For example, if the file system is mounted using automounter, set sge-root to /usr/N1GE6, not to /tmp_mnt/usr/N1GE6. Throughout this document, the sge-root variable is used to refer to the installation directory.
sge-root is the top level of the grid engine software directory tree. Each grid engine system component in a cell needs read access to the sge-root/cell/common directory, on startup. When grid engine software is installed as a single cluster, the value of cell is default.
For ease of installation and administration, this directory should be readable on all hosts on which you intend to run the grid engine software installation procedure. For example, you can select a directory available across a network file system, such as NFS. If you choose to select file systems that are local to the hosts, you must copy the installation directory to each host before you start the installation procedure for the particular machine. See File Access Permissions for a description of required permissions.