[GE users] SGE 6.2 queue cpu external job limits

emjga matthew.garrett at external.total.com
Fri May 1 11:41:40 BST 2009

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I am very new to SGE so forgive me for some stupid Questions.

We have a 20 odd nodes most of which have 8 cpu's
Therefore we have a queue that allow up to 8 jobs to run (slots) per machine

The problem is that the nodes are all so used by external jobs from outside SGE
Is it possible to get SGE to check how many CPU's are been used by external jobs
say 3 and then to only allow 5 SGE jobs to be submitted to that queue/host

At the moment we have load checking on but that will either allow jobs or disallow jobs (np_load_av = 1.75)
It does not limit the number of job slots.

Any suggestions.

Matthew Garrett

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