[GE users] slot confusion?

Reuti reuti at staff.uni-marburg.de
Tue May 17 20:24:58 BST 2005


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Hi Beth,

Quoting Beth Meyer <beth at wildbrain.com>:

> Hello,
> 
> I'm trying to set up a cluster queue that can only run 7 jobs at a time. 
> I'm using 6.0u3; and I have 25 machines on my renderfarm - each with one 
> slot.  I don't care which 7 of the 25 machines run the jobs, and I don't 
> care how many of those 7 jobs are owned by any one user. I already have 
> one cluster queue, called "normal" that has no job limitations.  I want 
> jobs sent to the new queue, let's call it "high.q", to get dispatched 
> first; but only 7 jobs at a time. All other open slots can then be used 
> by jobs in the normal cluster queue.
> 
> If I set the slots in the cluster queue definition to 7, I end up with 7 
> slots on each host in the high.q and 1 slot in the normal.q on each 
> machine.  What I want is one active slot total, per machine.  It seems 
> like I could use subordinate queues for this; set the number of slots to 
> 1 in both cluster queue definitions, have the normal queue subordinate 
> to the high queue and set the max slots to 1.  So far so good.
> 
> What I can't seem to find is a way to say that the high cluster queue 
> can only use 7 slots at any one time out of the 25 slots it knows about. 
> Is there such a setting?  Or is this best handled with a complex?

correct - for now you can implement it using a complex. But it is in the hands 
of the users, not to violate this agreement by making false requests. There is 
already issue RFE 1276 about this matter.

Cheers - Reuti

> 
> Thanks,
> Beth
> 
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