[GE users] File server overloading

Viktor Oudovenko udo at physics.rutgers.edu
Tue Jan 29 05:33:53 GMT 2008

If  jobs serial, one can use local directories for computations (just make
modification to users submission scripts [prolog/epilog part]).
if jobs are parallel it is also solvable problem with fake home


From: Gary Thomas [mailto:gthomas at ForteDS.com] 
Sent: Monday, January 28, 2008 18:48
To: users at gridengine.sunsource.net
Subject: [GE users] File server overloading

Does anyone have experience with using Redhat's GFS with SGE.  We are having
problems where 
15-20 execution hosts running jobs that reside on the same file server are
overloading the server. 
We have 3 file servers and are thinking about using GFS to combine them into
a file system so 
We can have all 60 of our execution hosts running off the same virtual file
system.  We're looing 
At expanding to over 100 execution hosts in the near future and need a file
server system that can 
Keep up. 

Any suggestions would be appreciated. 


Gary Thomas 
Senior Software Engineer 
(425) 869-4227 x716 
gthomas at forteds.com 

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