[GE users] priorities (for array jobs)

sophana jobarjo78 at yahoo.fr
Mon May 17 16:03:47 BST 2004

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Shannon V. Davidson wrote:

> SGE 5.x uses job priority (-p priority) as a simple job ordering 
> mechanism.
> SGEEE 5.x uses job priority (-p priority) for ranking jobs within the 
> functional and share tree policies.
> SGE 6.0 unifies the GE and GEEE priority mechanisms by supporting both 
> and allowing the SGE manager to determine the relative weighting or 
> influence of each on the overall priority of the job.  The SGEEE 
> mechanism is now supported via the new -js job_share qsub option.

I see no feature for job pre-emption.

We have a limited number of simulation licenses. we would like to make 
regression tests in low priority. but when a user has a development 
simulation to make, we want one of the simulations to be suspended (and 
the license freed) so that the urgent simulation takes place immediatly.

We actually implement such a mechanism with subordinate queues. however 
it has big limitations:
the queues are attached to hosts. one queue per license.

lets assume we have 5 licenses (5 pair of queue), we have 4 low priority 
jobs running. if I submit a high priority job, it can suspend one low 
priority job instead of using a free license.

in sge 6, I saw that queues are no more linked to one host. will the 
subordinate queue feature still exist?


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