[GE users] a couple of questions

Rayson Ho raysonho at eseenet.com
Fri Nov 19 23:38:10 GMT 2004

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>Is there a mechanism the open source version of SGE

The commercial and the opensource version are essentially the same...
except that the commercial version has a few add-ons and Sun provides
technical support.

>1. run multiple jobs with different nice values on the same machine ?

You can setup a fixed "priority" value for all the jobs in a certain queue,
or you can let SGE does it dynamically based on the "shares" that a job (or
a user, or a project) has.

The dynamic priority setting is called "reprioritization", and it is turned
off in SGE 6.0 if you have set "reprioritize_interval" to 0.


>2. suspend a low priority job when a high priority one is submitted if 
>there is no empty machine?

It's called the "subordinate queue".


>If yes, could you please give some hint (keyword) on how to do this?
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