The grid engine system provides a configurable attribute description for each checkpointing method used. Different attribute descriptions reflect the different checkpointing methods and the potential variety of derivatives from these methods on different operating system architectures.
This attribute description is called a checkpointing environment. Default checkpointing environments are provided with the distribution of the grid engine system and can be modified according to the site's needs.
New checkpointing methods can be integrated in principal. However, the integration of new methods can be a challenging task. This integration should be performed only by experienced personnel or by your grid engine system support team.