[GE users] array job has taken over

ron ron_chen_123 at yahoo.com
Wed Aug 12 20:30:48 BST 2009


You need to setup some scheduler policies, see "Scheduler Policies for Job Prioritization in the N1 Grid Engine 6 System":

http://www.sun.com/blueprints/1005/819-4325.html

 -Ron

--- On Thu, 8/13/09, mbay2002 <jeff at haferman.com> wrote:
> Hi -
> I'm pretty new to SGE, I know very basic administrative
> stuff and am
> still learning.
> 
> We have a vanilla install with 144 nodes, each with 8
> cores.  We have
> not done any policy configuration.
> 
> A user has submitted an array job with 36000
> elements.  It was the
> earliest job submitted, and now her job has taken over
> every core on the
> cluster.
> 
> We have several users waiting who just need a few cores,
> some just need
> a single core.  Many of their jobs have a higher
> priority than the
> running array job.
> 
> But, what happens is that everytime the array job index
> increases,
> another one starts to execute as the core is freed up.
> 
> I need some general help in configuring a policy so that
> her array job
> is somehow put on hold automatically so that our other
> users can
> execute.
> 
> Jeff
> 
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