[GE users] limiting the number of jobs scheduled per cycle

Reuti reuti at staff.uni-marburg.de
Wed May 4 22:17:18 BST 2005


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Hi Shane,

I don't know whether this might fit into your intended setup: what about 
defining a starter_method and waiting a random time (zero up to the next 
scheduler interval) before starting the real job?

Cheers - Reuti


Quoting Shane Canon <canon at nersc.gov>:

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> This is a repeat of a similar question from another person...
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> I couldn't find a response.
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> We are seeing a similar issue.  We would like to limit the number of
> jobs that get launched together during a scheduling cycle on a per user
> basis.  I'm trying to create a method using standard resources.  I was
> thinking of have the jobs modify there own resource requirement
> (consumption) after they start running, but I don't think qalter allows
> this.  Another method would be for the job to modify the quantity for a
> global resource.  I think I could make this work, but it would be rather
> convoluted.
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> Any ideas how we can accomplish this?
> 
> - --Shane
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