I have used ROCKS before, and it is a convenient way to setup a cluster because it does all the hard work for you and beucause it has many management tools (rocks, tentakel, ...). There are regular (if not frequent) updates too. The main criticism I have for ROCKS is that it's not easily possible to update the system using the distro's standard method (yum).

On 11/01/11 08:45, Ross wrote:
FWIW we use rocks http://www.rocksclusters.org/wordpress/ on one of
our clusters. It has the old/free OS version of SGE as an option which
seems stable and perfectly usable even if it's missing the latest

Rocks is based on CentOS - most recent release uses 5.4 - is not as
active a project as one might hope, but it seems usable in our hands
and is fairly easy to install and configure, particularly on a uniform

On Tue, Jan 11, 2011 at 9:27 AM, Assaf Gordon<gor...@cshl.edu>  wrote:
Slightly off-topic, but for a new Galaxy installation -
What would you recommend for a free (FOSS) Grid/Cluster management product ?

SGE is not free any more (Oracle Grid Engine is "90-days evaluation, binaries 
only" free, starting 6.2u6).

Ease of administration is top-priority, more than sophisticated scheduling 
policies (and of course it has to be well supported by Galaxy).

Any suggestions ?

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