[GE users] Using hostgroups in queue config

Beth Meyer beth at wildbrain.com
Tue Nov 16 19:59:34 GMT 2004


Hi,

I've been slowly setting up SGE for use in production at our company. We 
are using 6.0u1 at the moment and we have one cluster queue all.q set 
up.  I have 4 different host groups that I've set up, and I'd like to 
use those host groups to set some queue configurations.  For example, 
desktop work stations have load and suspend thresholds associated with 
them, while pure renderfarm machines do not.  I have tried to set up the 
suspend threshold using the @artisthosts and @techhosts hostgroups; but 
I get an ambigous configuration error as shown by the qstat output below.

qstat -explain c
queuename                      qtype used/tot. load_avg arch          states
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
all.q at dragon.wildbrain.com     BIPC  0/0       0.13     lx24-x86      c
         warning: "suspend_thresholds" has ambiguous value 
("@artisthosts", "@techhosts")


I tried to follow the "How to" on migrating jobs from desktop 
workstations; but it appears to be written for an earlier version of SGE 
  and does not make any mention of using hostgroups.  Can someone please 
point me in the right direction.  Here is the current queue 
configuration for the all.q

qconf -sq all.q
qname                 all.q
hostlist              @artisthosts @machosts @renderfarm @techhosts
seq_no                0
load_thresholds       np_load_avg=1.75
suspend_thresholds    NONE,[@artisthosts=xidle=120,idle_time=00:02:00], \
                       [@techhosts=xidle=120,idle_time=00:02:00]
nsuspend              1
suspend_interval      00:05:00
priority              0
min_cpu_interval      00:05:00
processors            UNDEFINED
qtype                 BATCH INTERACTIVE
ckpt_list             migration
pe_list               make
rerun                 FALSE
slots 
0,[daedelus.wildbrain.com=1],[magellan.wildbrain.com=1], \ 
         [lucy.wildbrain.com=1],[render29.wildbrain.com=1], \
 
[render30.wildbrain.com=1],[render31.wildbrain.com=1], \
 
[render32.wildbrain.com=1],[render33.wildbrain.com=1], \
 
[render34.wildbrain.com=1],[render35.wildbrain.com=1], \
 
[render36.wildbrain.com=1],[render37.wildbrain.com=1], \
 
[render38.wildbrain.com=1],[render102.wildbrain.com=1], \
 
[render103.wildbrain.com=1],[render104.wildbrain.com=1], \ 
         [demerol.wildbrain.com=1],[gremlin.wildbrain.com=1], \
 
[render21.wildbrain.com=1],[render24.wildbrain.com=1], \
                       [vger.wildbrain.com=1],[render100.wildbrain.com=1]
tmpdir                /tmp
shell                 /bin/csh
prolog                NONE
epilog                NONE
shell_start_mode      unix_behavior
starter_method        NONE
suspend_method        NONE
resume_method         NONE
terminate_method      NONE
notify                00:00:60
owner_list            NONE
user_lists            NONE
xuser_lists           NONE
subordinate_list      NONE
complex_values        idle_time=infinity,xidle=infinity
projects              NONE
xprojects             NONE
calendar              NONE
initial_state         default
s_rt                  INFINITY
h_rt                  INFINITY
s_cpu                 INFINITY
h_cpu                 INFINITY
s_fsize               INFINITY
h_fsize               INFINITY
s_data                INFINITY
h_data                INFINITY
s_stack               INFINITY
h_stack               INFINITY
s_core                INFINITY
h_core                INFINITY
s_rss                 INFINITY
h_rss                 INFINITY
s_vmem                INFINITY
h_vmem                INFINITY


Thanks,

Beth

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