[GE users] optimize job distribution for license usage?
dieter_ruppert at siemens.com
Fri Dec 4 16:44:19 GMT 2009
we want to use an application with GridEngine which is licensed
according to "user at host": starting the application multiple times
by the same user on the same host requires only one license token,
whereas another user on the same host (or the same user on another
host) requires additional license tokens.
Assume that there are two hosts A and B, each capable of running
two jobs in parallel, i.e. four jobs could run at the same time.
If two users each submit two jobs, this would require two license
tokens if the jobs of one user both end up on host A, and the jobs
of the other user on host B. Four license tokens would be needed
if the two jobs of each user end up on different hosts.
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