Grid Engine Documentation
Release 6.2 Update 7
Oracle Grid Engine software is a distributed resource management (DRM) system that manages the distribution of users' workloads to available compute resources. While compute resources in a typical datacenter have utilization rates that are on average 10%-25%, Oracle Grid Engine can help a company increase utilization to 80%, 90% or even 95%. This significant improvement comes from the intelligent distribution of workload to the most appropriate available resources. When users submit their work to Oracle Grid Engine as jobs, the software monitors the current state of all resources in the cluster and is able to assign these jobs to the best-suited resources. Oracle Grid Engine gives administrators both the flexibility to accurately model their computing environments as resources and to translate business rules into policies that govern the use of those resources.