[GE users] queue priorities?

Charu Chaubal Charu.Chaubal at Sun.COM
Fri Jul 16 15:36:24 BST 2004


What I described is part of Grid Engine 6.  There is only one version 
of Grid Engine 6, so I'm not sure what you mean by basic system.....

If you install GE 6, do 'qconf -ssconf' and you'll see parameters 
related to urgency policy and waiting-time.

regards,
	Charu

On Jul 16, 2004, at 7:29 AM, Don Shesnicky wrote:

>
> Charu,
> Is this in the basic system or in the share based or functional policy
> setups? I'm going to try to setup a test case with one or the other
> today.
>
> What's the name of our type of the basic installation policy?
>
> Don
>
> -----Original Message-----
> Hi Don,
>
> Stephan has already described the way to implement different priority
> jobs by defining new boolean resources and attaching them to different
> queues.
>
> However, your desire to have some "leakage" of medium and low priority
> jobs can be handled automatically through another policy: the
> waiting-time weight.  By setting this to a non-zero value, it assures
> that, the longer a job remains pending, the higher the priority that it
> gets.  This automatically ensures that no job gets "forgotten" but 
> that,
> eventually, the job will have sufficiently high priority to go next.
> This in effect implements a "trickle-job" policy such as you want.
>
> Regards,
> 	Charu
>
>
> On Jul 15, 2004, at 8:04 AM, Don Shesnicky wrote:
>
>>
>> Chris/Stephan,
>> Thank you very much for your replies, I've printed them out and after
>> peeking, poking and doing some more reading I'm going to give some
>> ideas a try. Right now I'm trying to setup a subordinate queue where
>> the submissions to the high priority queue will suspend the normal
>> priority.
>>
>> The need in this case is for one group within our company where we are
>
>> involved in chip design. The normal priority queue will be for run of
>> the mill digital verification jobs but there can be a need to run a
>> high priority job that is a rush and certain users will be given the
>> right to enter jobs in this queue. In addition we would like a low
>> priority queue where certain back ground tasks can slowly work their
>> way through the system and may in fact have hosts in the queue that
>> the others do not. In any case we would in some way like at least some
>
>> of the low and normal priority queues to work their way through the
>> system - some small leakage if you will.
>>
>> Don
>>
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