Gnu Queue: Linux Clustering Made Easy

Farm those jobs out with Gnu queue!
Getting Help

If you encounter problems with installation not explained here, you may wish to check out the support forum and support mailing list, available off GNU Queue's home page, Bugs should be reported to

Farm out that Job!

So remember: the next you have a quick and dirty job to run, don't waste time or resources. Farm that sucker out using GNU Queue!

W. G. Krebs is a PhD candidate in molecular biophysics and biochemistry at Yale University, where he researches web-based biological databases. He has been a systems programmer for longer, and in more languages, than he cares to relate. His wide-ranging interests include political economics, classical and folk music, and the Chinese game of Go; he welcomes your comments at or by snail mail c/o Linux Journal.



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abner's picture

me podria ayudar a configurar un cluster en linux, los pasos a seguir

alternative to GNU Queue

Roger's picture

Beware that this is a pre-alpha release. The original GNU Queue code hadn't been supported in some time - the project was restarted last summer with a new re-write which is this current release. I would therefore be leery using this current code for anything more than experimentation, certainly not in a production environment.

An alternative, also free and open source, is Sun's Grid Engine project ( It works on Linux, Solaris, Windows, Mac OS X, and probably most versions of Unix. Grid Engine is probably an order of magnitude more complex to configure than GNU Queue but it has many more capabilities. For your home computer network it is undoubtedly overkill but for any other environment it is seriously worth considering.