[GE users] Restricting number of jobs per user in the qw state?

Ron Chen ron_chen_123 at yahoo.com
Thu Oct 23 01:15:13 BST 2008


See "max_u_jobs", "max_jobs" in the sge_conf(5) manpage.

 -Ron

--- On Thu, 10/23/08, Joshua Baker-LePain <jlb at salilab.org> wrote:
> In order to more effectively "encourage" users to
> use array jobs, I've 
> been thinking about limiting the number of jobs users can
> have waiting in 
> the queue at any one time.  In other words, I don't
> care if a user has 
> 2000 jobs running.  That's fine.  But I don't want
> them to be able to have 
> more than 100 (e.g.) jobs waiting to be run.  If all 100 of
> those are 
> 10,000 task array jobs, that's still fine.  I'd
> much rather that than 1e6 
> individual jobs.
> 
> From what I've read about RQS and other limits,
> however, SGE doesn't seem 
> to make any distinction between running jobs and queued
> jobs in terms of 
> per-user accounting.  Is that the case?  Is what I want
> possible within 
> SGE?
> 
> Thanks.
> 
> -- 
> Joshua Baker-LePain
> QB3 Shared Cluster Sysadmin
> UCSF
> 
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