On my list of things to do was install (Sun/Oracle) Grid Engine and get a CREAM CE submitting to it on my development cluster. So far I have SGE installed and running qsub jobs. I am documenting the experience for those who are interested here. I have opted for Lustre rather than NFS 3 as it is painfully ill-equipped for the task and we have a test Lustre instance to play with so why not go the whole hog.
the positives ...
1. The wealth of documentation on the Oracle page.
2. The interactive install is very easy to do.
and the negatives ...
1. The rpms default install location is /gridware & I can't seem to get my yum repo to use a --prefix like option. Something you can do with rpm. Ideas welcome?
2. The automatic install scripts having no debugging on them at all. When they fail they just fail silently with no output or logs. I have only managed an interactive install so far but I will try to set /bin/sh -x and see if it makes a difference. Hopefully I can get the automatic script running so that cfengine can deal with the install of the execution hosts rather than by hand.