name of the role

These roles install the gridengine-master and gridengine-exec packages on a (set of) hosts, and configure the two for use of SReview.


There are two main tasks, and two “worker” tasks.

  • gridengine/master is for the host that will run gridengine-master. There can be only one.

  • gridengine/exec is for the hosts that will run gridengine-exec. There can be multiple ones, and it can include the host running gridengine-master, if desired.

The two main tasks don’t have any tasks, they just set up variables for the two “worker” tasks, and then include them via dependencies. In order to do this, they make the assumption that the gridengine master host is assigned to a “ge-master” group, and that the hosts that will run gridengine-exec are assigned to an “encoder” group in the inventory.

In that light, it makes sense to assign the gridengine/master role to the ge-master group, and the gridengine/exec role to the encoder group.

The two worker roles are:

  • gridengine/install: this installs the necessary packages and the gridengine local fact which calls qconf with various options to detect how gridengine is currently configured.

  • gridengine/config: this uses the gridengine local fact to figure out what needs to be configured, and creates a hostgroup to which all the exechosts are added, two queues (assigned to the hostgroup), and an smp parallel environment, in gridengine.

Available variables

Main variables are:

  • cpu_count: defaults to ansible_processor_count

  • cpu_cores: defaults to ansible_processor_cores

The idea is that cpu_count * cpu_cores results in the number of physical cores installed to the system, not counting hyperthreading.

In case you do not want to fully use your system for some reason, set either cpu_count or cpu_cores (or both) to a value lower than what your hardware supports.