[GE users] load sensor scaling or how to make a node picked last

russray rray at semtech.com
Thu Feb 5 15:02:38 GMT 2009

I have a SGE6.1 install and it is working well.  We have five linux 
machines with all dual or quad cores except for our first machine which is 
an older machine.  The install was purely default with no changes other 
than setting up queues for the different type of jobs to run.  No 
priorities for  users or projects exist. 

I would like to "handicap" the older machine so that it isn't picked if no 
jobs are running.  qstat -f shows the load_avg of this machine to be 0.00 
when no job is running and therefore it is often picked over other 
machines with more memory and cpu speed that have load_avg of 0.01 or 
0.02.  I would like to force a handicap onto the slow machine so that it 
is basically picked almost last.  In other words, if a job is running on a 
quad, I would rather have a second job start on it than on the slow 

How would I set this?  I've been looking through the manual and can't seem 
to find what I need. 



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