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

kdoman kdoman07 at gmail.com
Wed Mar 11 15:52:45 GMT 2009

Maybe I should rephrase my question and seek for advice instead:

How do I keep the cluster all the time? If I look at cluster load over
a 30 days period, I see sharp peaks and valleys. On some occasions,
the cluster's topped at 100% while we had a few thousand jobs waiting,
and then on other occasions, it sat idling at 0%.


On Wed, Mar 11, 2009 at 8:33 AM, templedf <dan.templeton at sun.com> wrote:
> 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.
> Daniel
> 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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