[GE users] Re: License accounting - same IP only uses one?

Daire Byrne Daire.Byrne at framestore-cfc.com
Fri Feb 9 11:05:00 GMT 2007


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Mark,

Thanks for that - both very good ideas. I will test them out more rigorously next week and let you know how it goes.

Regards,

Daire


----- "Mark Olesen" <Mark.Olesen at arvinmeritor.com> wrote:
> > complicates matters - but as SGE doesn't have the ability to count
> > license per host/queue are always going to have to use your
> flicserver
> > idea. The problem I see is that if I start two interactive jobs on
> my
> > localhost through SGE and use lic=1 for each SGE thinks I have 2
> > licenses out.
> 
> You could also try experimenting with a pseudo-server job.
> Here is a quick thought:
> 
> Use two queues - 'serverq' and 'realq'. The serverq has exactly 1 slot
> and
> the realq has X slots on a particular host and is subordinate to the
> serverq. Submit a job with '-l lic=1' to the serverq to register the
> required license use and to activate the realq. The server job does
> nothing
> but idle 
> 	while:
> 	do
> 	  sleep 60
> 	done
> 
> With a pseudo-server activated and the realq now enabled, submit your
> real
> job without any license request.
> 
> When you are all finished, deregister your pseudo-server job via
> qdel.
> If it works, let us know.
> 
> /mark
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