BioTeam Releases Widget for Sun Grid Engine

The Mac-loving bioinformaticians at BioTeam have released a new, automobile-inspired widget that offers a very attractive and informative interface for monitoring computing clusters running the open-source Sun Grid Engine software. According to BioTeam:

SGE (Sun GridEngine) is a widely-used, cross-platform, and open-source batch scheduler that is typically monitored using UNIX command-line or X11-based tools. SGEqstat is a Mac OS X Dashboard Widget displaying cluster load, free job slots, and job counters (running, pending, and finished) indicated through an automobile dashboard-ometer metaphor.

Before the widget can monitor your cluster you must install a PHP script, also provided by BioTeam, in the root web directory of your head cluster node. Great job BioTeam, you can never have too many science widgets! You can download the widget from the SGEqstat website.