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SAS Grid Computing Documents

The following documents address different topics related to SAS Grid Computing. For user-contributed papers, please see Papers.

Installing and Configuring a SAS Grid Environment
Diagrams and documents that provide the information necessary to install, configure, and troubleshoot a SAS grid environment.

Installing and Configuring SAS Grid Manager for Hadoop
Documents that provide information necessary to install, configure, validate and tune SAS Grid Manager for Hadoop.

Installing and Configuring SAS Environment Manager in a SAS Grid Environment
Documentation and script to automate additional configuration necessary to deploy SAS Environment Manager in a SAS Grid environment.

Using SAS on a Grid
Sample programs and code templates to verify a SAS Grid deployment and to enable SAS programs to run on the grid.

SAS Grid Manager and High Availability
Documents and samples for using SAS Grid Manager to configure high availability for critical SAS services.

How to Interface Your Enterprise Scheduler with SAS Grid Manager
Details and samples for using an existing enterprise scheduler to transparently submit jobs to SAS Grid Manager.

A Survey of Shared File Systems: Determining the Best Choice for your Distributed Applications
This paper examines the behavior of several different shared file systems in the context of performance of a representative SAS Grid Manager deployment.

SAS® Grid Manager 9.4 Testing on AWS using Intel® Lustre
This paper documents the aproach to scaling the underlying AWS infrastructure to run SAS Grid Manager and meet the I/O demands of the SAS applications running on the grid.

SASŪ Grid Manager - A Building Block Approach
This paper describes the attributes of a well-balanced SAS Grid Manager environment. It details the use of HP ProLiant Servers and the IBM GPFS-FPO filesystem to architect a SAS Grid environment that scales both compute and I/O throughput proportionally as nodes are added to the SAS Grid.

Using SAS® 9 and Red Hat's Global File System2 (GFS2)
This paper provides the release requirements and tuning guidelines for using GFS2 as the shared file system in a SAS Grid Manager deployment.

Best Practices for Data Sharing in a Grid Distributed SAS® Environment
This paper can be used as a reference guide when configuring shared storage for a grid environment that will perform and scale to meet the needs of your organization.

LSF with OS Partitioning and Virtualization
This document describes how LSF works in OS partitioning and virtualization environments.

Best Practices for Using the SASŪ Scalable Performance Data ServerŪ in a SASŪ Grid environment
This documents provides the information necessary to set up the SAS Scalable Performance Data Server in a SAS grid environment.

SAS Grid Computing Technical FAQ

Platform Scheduling
SAS® Scheduling documents and troubleshooting scheduling problems.

SAS Grid Manager User Documentation