[GE users] Load average problem again

Reuti reuti at staff.uni-marburg.de
Sun Aug 15 09:15:15 BST 2004

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>our dual Pentium 4 Xeon 40 node cluster. The cluster is working on
>bioinformatics applications that are developed using perl scripts that call
>each other and wait for each other to finish. Hence at any given point of
>time there are many executing scripts that are actually waiting and this
>increases the load average artificially. If I increase my load_threshold on

can you provide some more details about your scripts? They startup as serial 
jobs, and then they are starting something in the background and polling for 
the results?


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