Sun N1 Grid Engine 6.1 Administration Guide


The Sun N1 Grid Engine 6.1 Administration Guide provides background information about how to set up and administer a system of networked computer hosts that run N1TM Grid Engine 6.1 software.

Who Should Use This Book

The background information and instructions in this guide are intended for experienced system administrators.

How This Book Is Organized

The Sun N1 Grid Engine 6.1 Administration Guide includes the following chapters.

Note –

Some of the material in this guide appeared originally in the “How-To” section of the Sun Grid Engine project web site. Updated frequently, this web site is of special value to administrators of the grid engine system and is well worth consulting.

Typographic Conventions

The following table describes the typographic conventions that are used in this book.

Table P–1 Typographic Conventions





The names of commands, files, and directories, and onscreen computer output 

Edit your .login file.

Use ls -a to list all files.

machine_name% you have mail.


What you type, contrasted with onscreen computer output 

machine_name% su



Placeholder: replace with a real name or value 

The command to remove a file is rm filename.


Book titles, new terms, and terms to be emphasized 

Read Chapter 6 in the User's Guide.

A cache is a copy that is stored locally.

Do not save the file.

Note: Some emphasized items appear bold online.

Shell Prompts in Command Examples

The following table shows the default UNIX® system prompt and superuser prompt for the C shell, Bourne shell, and Korn shell.

Table P–2 Shell Prompts



C shell 


C shell for superuser 


Bourne shell and Korn shell 


Bourne shell and Korn shell for superuser