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Sun Grid Engine at Synopsys

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  • 1. Sun Grid Engine at Synopsys Bogdan Vasiliu - Staff Engineer Sun Microsystems Joe Fu – IT Manager Synopsys Sun Grid Engine Workshop 2007, Regensburg, Germany September 10-12, 2007 1 Sun Grid Engine at Synopsys Predictable Success
  • 2. Overview  About Synopsys  Grid Software at Synopsys  SGE at Synopsys  Compute Farms & SGE configuration  R&D tools  Benefits  Wish list  Future Plans 2 Sun Grid Engine at Synopsys Predictable Success
  • 3. About Synopsys  Applications  Electronic Design Automation (EDA)  Target markets: Semiconductor design and manufacturing  Business Objective  Market leader for EDA solutions that speed Advanced Integrated Circuits into volume production  Industry Ranking & Revenues  1.2B FY 2006  Top three (Synopsys,Cadence, Mentor G.,)  75% of total EDA s/w sales worldwide 3 Sun Grid Engine at Synopsys Predictable Success
  • 4. Grid Software at Synopsys  IT supports both SGE and LSF  70% SGE machines, 30% LSF  SGE grew from multiple R&D engineering groups adoption  SGE cost advantage - free, time unlimited downloads 4 Sun Grid Engine at Synopsys Predictable Success
  • 5. SGE at Synopsys  Current version 6.1  Upgrades from Codine to SGE 5.3 and to SGE 6.0  Compute Farms  40 + SGE farms worldwide  Individual farm size: 50 to 2000 socket-cpus  Over 7000 socket-cpus total  Regressions, builds, benchmarks, real customer designs  Hardware supported  Intel (32/64) Itanium, AMD64, SPARC, Power, HP/PA  Operating systems supported:  Linux (RedHat & SuSE) (32 bit & 64 bit), HPUX, Solaris (x86 & SPARC), AIX, Windows 5 Sun Grid Engine at Synopsys Predictable Success
  • 6. Mountain View Farm  Mountain View, CA main farm  1000 machines  Contributed by multiple business groups  70% - 80% batch jobs  Additional 6 farms dedicated to individual groups  300-400 machines  R&D 6 Sun Grid Engine at Synopsys Predictable Success
  • 7. SGE environment  SGE's dynamic configuration  “qconf” commands, fast and transparent  In house scripts built around SGE  Wrapper scripts around “qconf”  Daily priorities changes  users send requests through a support system.  In house process to allow high priority jobs  re-set priorities on projects  Use the user list/access control  Use resource quota control to guarantee turn around time for regressions 7 Sun Grid Engine at Synopsys Predictable Success
  • 8. SGE and Synopsys' products  All products work with SGE in batch and interactive modes  Multiple Synopsys products have adopted the MPI capability with SGE and more are on the way 8 Sun Grid Engine at Synopsys Predictable Success
  • 9. Benefits  Easy to manage  IT is able to automate 90% SGE administration tasks  Dynamic configuration enables zero interruption to production environment  Scalable  Lower cost 9 Sun Grid Engine at Synopsys Predictable Success
  • 10. Wish list 1  Provide Split Fairshare in addition to Global Fairshare  Resource Quota improved documentation  Future Advance Reservation feature to allow sysadmin to decide what to do with the job if exceeds the window reserved  Support EM64T Natively (not AMD64 Port) for path/logistics/CPU Type reasons 10 Sun Grid Engine at Synopsys Predictable Success
  • 11. Wish list 2  Improve real time monitoring and management of the farms  Access Monitoring (direct login to SGE machines)  Health monitor at h/w level  Detailed job real time reporting  Include OS and software provisioning features  Job profile monitoring – idle/ Length  Consistent “arch” definition  Improve SGE Windows support  SFU no longer supported  ARCO too complex to use now/without a lot of useful features  Apache support  Match LSF RFE and Support call fast response time 11 Sun Grid Engine at Synopsys Predictable Success
  • 12. Future Plans  To migrate to 6.2 and beyond  Continue to grow the farm size to accommodate more R&D needs  Continue to help more Synopsys products adopt SGE 12 Sun Grid Engine at Synopsys Predictable Success