[GE users] Defining priority of hosts

Chris Dagdigian dag at sonsorol.org
Wed Aug 30 00:02:43 BST 2006

One method to do  this would be to switch from load based sorting to  
one based on sequence numbers. You can then number hosts with a  
sequence number that reflects relative speed.

This may be a good start:


On Aug 29, 2006, at 5:09 PM, Bisbal, Prentice wrote:

> Greetings, everyone.
> I'm a GridEngine newbie, so please forgive me if this is a simple/ 
> dumb question. I searched through the docs, and couldn't find an  
> answer there. I could have been using the wrong terminology in my  
> searches.
> I'm not sure if "priority" is the correct term in GridEngine  
> parlance. Here's what I'm trying to do: My execution hosts are a  
> mixture of different systems, from old SGIs to new multi-core,  
> multi-processor Opterons. All systems are in the same queue. When  
> jobs are submitted, I'd like them to be assigned to the fasted idle  
> computer available, instead of randomly assigned or round-robbined.
> For example, if host A has 4 processors. Host B has 8 processors,  
> but those processors are only 1/2 as fast as host A. If I submit 5  
> jobs, I want all 4 processors of  host A filled before jobs are  
> assigned to host B.
> What is the best way to do this?
> Prentice
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