|Understanding SAS Grid Servers|
You will use the SAS Grid Server only if your company has purchased the SAS Grid Manager software application. This software enables you to build a compute grid that can execute grid-enabled jobs that are created in SAS Data Integration Studio or to execute SAS Enterprise Miner or grid-enabled programs.
Either SAS Data Integration Studio or SAS Enterprise Miner submits a grid-enabled job to a workspace server (through its object spawner) that is running on a grid-control machine. SAS/CONNECT and Platform LSF (or another middleware provider) are also installed on this grid-control machine. Platform LSF starts SAS/CONNECT servers on the appropriate grid nodes. Then SAS/CONNECT statements in the job cause portions of the job to be submitted to the remote SAS/CONNECT servers for execution.
The SAS Grid Server enables Platform LSF to start SAS/CONNECT servers on the grid node. It provides Platform LSF with the command to start the servers, and it provides the script that the command submits.