[GE users] Optimal queue configuration?

Reuti reuti at staff.uni-marburg.de
Mon Feb 7 22:07:28 GMT 2005


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Quoting Thiep Duong <tduong at necelam.com>:

> Hi Reuti,
> 
> Where do you set the nice value in the queue?

It's just the value of "priority" in the queue definition. In SGE 6.x you 
should check the manpage of "queue_conf", since you need a setting in the 
scheduler to get it working (i.e. let it stay at 00:00:00 if you didn't touched 
it). - Reuti 
 
> Thiep
> 
> Reuti wrote:
> > Hi,
> > 
> > why are you having in total 6 slots per machine? I suggest to make one
> batch 
> > queue (2 slots) with a nice value of 19 and an interactive queue (1 slot)
> with 
> > the default nice value of 0. This way you won't lose any CPU time when the
> 
> > interactive usage is low like just watching results, and get more CPU time
> when 
> > calculating.
> > 
> > Cheers - Reuti
> 
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