[GE users] Modeling to Justify Improved Hardware

Rayson Ho rayrayson at gmail.com
Thu Apr 27 05:42:36 BST 2006


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As Reuti pointed out, it is better to run the code on the new hardware
and find out the speedup ratio... and the total job turnaround time
can be easily calculated by using the ratio.

Rayson



On 4/24/06, Gruhn Daniel J Contractor AF/A9IT
<Daniel.Gruhn.ctr at pentagon.af.mil> wrote:
> Rayson,
>
> I'm talking about better machines for the cluster nodes.  The qmaster load
> is not high.  The job load here tends to be .5 to 3 hour jobs with a max of
> 500 in a given day.
>
> Dan
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Rayson Ho [mailto:rayrayson at gmail.com]
> Sent: Friday, April 21, 2006 4:30 PM
> To: users at gridengine.sunsource.net
> Subject: Re: [GE users] Modeling to Justify Improved Hardware
>
> It all depends on your workload... and the number of nodes that you plan to
> add.
>
> Also, are you talking about using a better machine to run qmaster, or better
> machines for the cluster nodes??
>
> Rayson
>
>
>
>
> On 4/21/06, Gruhn Daniel J Contractor AF/A9IT
> <Daniel.Gruhn.ctr at pentagon.af.mil> wrote:
> >
> > Greetings everyone.
> >
> > I've been running a grid for my current client using cobbled together
> > hardware for about 4 months.  My boss here is wanting to justify the
> > purchase of some better hardware and has asked me to put something
> together.
> >
> > We're currently using 900 MHz Sparc 9s so there is lots of room for
> > improvement, but has anyone put together something that will take
> > qacct output (I can preprocess it, of course) and run it through some
> > kind of simulation that can be modified to simulate improved hardware
> > to see what improvments will take place?
> >
> > Thanks,
> >
> > Dan
> >
> > //SIGNED//
> > Daniel J.Gruhn, Contractor, USAF
> > HQ USAF/A9IT
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