[GE users] Running unimportant jobs on idle CPU's and temporarily freeing slots for real jobs

Ken Tang kentang at berkeley.edu
Tue Aug 28 02:57:33 BST 2007

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Not sure if this has been asked, but is there a way for jobs to run
itself when the CPU is idle from real jobs?  For example, when nobody is
launching any jobs, the Sun Grid Engine will launch my Folding at home or
Seti at home jobs on idle CPU's.  Then when a real user comes and submits
his or her job, the Sun Grid Engine will suspend (or kill) the
folding at home or seti at home job and free up the slot so the user can
execute their job.  Then when the user's job is done, Sun Grid Engine
will automatically resume the state of the Folding at home job until the
next user needs to submit their job, hopefully with little or no human


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