During the installation of the master host, you must specify the location of a spooling directory. This directory is used to spool jobs from execution hosts that do not have a local spooling directory.
On the master host, spool directories are maintained under qmaster-spool-dir. The location of qmaster-spool-dir is defined during the master host installation process. The default value of qmaster-spool-dir is sge-root/cell/spool/qmaster.
On each execution host, a spool directory called execd-spool-dir is defined during the execution host installation processes. The default value of execd-spool-dir is sge-root/cell/spool/exec-host. You will get better performance from execution hosts with local spooling directories than from execution hosts that have NFS mounted the master host's spooling directory.
If no cell name is specified during installation, the value of cell is default.
You do not need to export these directories to other machines. However, exporting the entire sge-root tree and making it write-accessible for the master host and all executable hosts makes administration easier.