[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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Hi,

>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?

Reuti

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