[GE users] Controlling when hosts can be used?

Daniel Templeton Dan.Templeton at Sun.COM
Wed May 23 21:54:10 BST 2007

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Sounds like you should look at the Grid Engine calendars.  Calendars 
allow you to enable and disable queues based on time of day or week or 


skip at pobox.com wrote:
> I'm completely new to distributed batch processing and haven't been able to
> find the information I need by reading the grid engine man pages.  We have a
> series of fairly uniform hosts (Solaris/Intel, NFS available everywhere) on
> which we'd like to run a lot of batch jobs subject to availability.  Many of
> the hosts are either on desktops or are compute servers which run dedicated
> jobs much of the day, but are free off-hours.  Is there some way to tell the
> system that a particular machine is off limits during a statically
> prescribed time or is load average the only way to specify availability?
> Thanks,

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