[GE users] soft requests on load values

Fred L Youhanaie fly at anydata.co.uk
Fri May 20 16:20:24 BST 2005

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Sorry, as I was writing my reply the phone rang and I ended up hitting 
send unintentionally :-(

Olle Liljenzin wrote:
> I have seen the man page, but it doesn't explain the behaviour. 
> "nice-tohave, but not essential" is not really a definition, is it?
> If I get it right, a soft requirement should be considered if the job 
> could be scheduled immidiately with no other resource conflicts. 
> Otherwise I can't see what sense it would make.

GE will treat the soft requests with lower precedence than the other 
requests, hence your job with -soft requests may go to a less loaded 
node which does not satisfy the soft request.

All depends on how you have set up your cluster.


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