[GE users] np_load_avg too low

Rayson Ho rayrayson at gmail.com
Tue Dec 20 20:19:43 GMT 2005


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Is your application I/O bound?? What are the numbers reported by
"uptime"?? You can also monitor your jobs' processor usage with "top",
and see how often the jobs use the processor.

By default, GE only schedules 1 job per CPU...

Rayson



On 12/20/05, Roch Belisle <roch at island.ca> wrote:
> It's running on linux...
>
> On Tue, Dec 20, 2005 at 02:00:07PM -0500, Rayson Ho wrote:
> > Linux or HP-UX??
> >
> > IIRC, the way that HP-UX calculates the load average is different than
> > other OSes...
> >
> > Rayson
> >
> >
> >
> > On 12/20/05, Roch Belisle <roch at island.ca> wrote:
> > > Hello,
> > >
> > > I'm currently having problems with the load average on 2-cpu Itanium
> > > nodes.  Whether I submit jobs for 1 or 2 CPU's the load average never
> > > goes above 1.  This is understandable for a single cpu machine but when
> > > I have jobs running on 2 cpu's the load average should be much
> > > higher (~2).  This also prevents me from queueing other jobs if the load average is
> > > > 1.  How can I change the "max" load average so that my nodes can get
> > > utilized to the fullest when submitting non-parallel jobs.
> > >
> > > Thanks
> > >
> > > Roch
> > >
> > >
> > >
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