[GE users] Submit fractional slot jobs

olesen Mark.Olesen at emconTechnologies.com
Mon Jul 20 07:13:07 BST 2009

> I have a rack of machines all with 8 processors
> running mostly identical tasks but the load on the machines never gets
> above 3-4 due to blocking on other resources (network, IO) and
> sometimes even just sleeping. I think I could better utilize those
> machines if those jobs consumed .5 slots rather than 1 full slot.

I would interpret this to mean that you want 16 slots on your 8
processor machine for a particular job class. In this case you could set
up mutually subordinate queues and target one of them for your
particular job class (eg, by attaching a forced complex to it).


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