[GE users] Modeling to Justify Improved Hardware (ARCO?)

Rayson Ho rayrayson at gmail.com
Thu Apr 27 17:48:38 BST 2006


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The documentation I found on the web about ACRo is a bit limited. I
found the whitepaper, and some references in the admin guide... but is
there anything more detail on ACRo??

whitepaper:
http://www.sun.com/software/gridware/ARCO_whitepaper.pdf

Rayson


On 4/27/06, Ron Chen <ron_chen_123 at yahoo.com> wrote:
> More importantly, if software license (or any consumables) is
> the blocking factor, we should be able to ask ACRO: "if I add 20
> more licenses, what would the total urnaround time of my jobs
> be?"
>
>  -Ron
>
>
>
> --- Rayson Ho <rayrayson at gmail.com> wrote:
> > 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
> > > > Studies & Analyses, Assesments and Lessons Learned
> > > >
> > >
> > >
> >
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