Sun N1 Grid Engine 6.1 Administration Guide

About Scheduling

The grid engine system includes the following job-scheduling activities:

The grid engine software schedules jobs across a heterogeneous cluster of computers, based on the following criteria:

Decisions about scheduling are based on the strategy for the site and on the instantaneous load characteristics of each computer in the cluster. A site's scheduling strategy is expressed through the grid engine system's configuration parameters. Load characteristics are ascertained by collecting performance data as the system runs.