Sun Cluster Data Service for Sun Grid Engine Guide for Solaris OS

File Systems for Spool Directories and Binary Files

The optimum distribution of spool directories and binary files among file systems depends on the grid configuration. See the following table.

Grid Configuration 

File System Configuration 

The execution tier contains fewer than 200 hosts. 

Use a single shared NFS file system under the root of the Sun Grid Engine file system for the spool directories and binary files. 

The execution tier contains about 200 hosts, or the applications are disk intensive. 

Use a separate area on an NFS file system for the spool directories. 

The execution tier contains more than 200 hosts, or NFS performance is likely to be a problem. 

See the Sun Grid Engine documentation for alternate grid configurations.