[GE users] accounting / fair share 'bypass'?

templedf dan.templeton at sun.com
Wed Mar 11 13:33:02 GMT 2009

The active scheduling policies in SGE apply to all jobs, not matter what 
queue, so there's no way to exempt certain jobs from counting toward the 
fair share usage.


kdoman wrote:
> Hello list -
> Is it possible for users to send jobs to cluster via some queue that
> sort of "by passes" the accounting file? At first, I thought it's
> comical for such a request, but thought it would be useful for my
> case.
> I enabled fair share on the clusters and it worked out very well thus
> far. But my clusters would be 100% with thousands of jobs waiting and
> other days with no jobs running. No one wants to submit jobs to the
> low priority queue because of the potential delay. But - they would be
> happy if they can submit their jobs to the lower priority queue and
> willing to wait for them IF their completed jobs do not count in the
> fair share system. A user will be happy if he uses the low priority
> queue all the time and when it's time for him to run high priority
> jobs, his submitted jobs can get to the top of the 'qw' list because
> of the fair share system.
> Is something like this remotely possible?
> K.
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