[GE users] trying to add memory request to qsub

mad margaret_Doll at brown.edu
Fri May 22 17:45:38 BST 2009


On May 22, 2009, at 11:22 AM, pollinger wrote:

> mad wrote:
>> I am trying to add a memory request onto my job submission.
>>
>>  qsub -pe queuename 1 -l mem=128 ./cleanshll
>> Unable to run job: unknown resource "mem"
>>
>> I found on the web that mem should be change to h_vmem.
>>
>>  qsub -pe queuename 1 -l h_vmem=.150 ./cleanshll
>> Error for job  ... can't set additional group id (uid=0, euid=0):
>> Cannot allocate memory
>
> This requests 0.150 bytes, which likely gets rounded down to 0 bytes.
>
>
>> This also errors out all the compute nodes on the queue.
>>
>> In what units is h_vmem allocated?  Mbs?
>
> Without any unit it is in bytes, but you can also add k, M or G, i.e.
> "-l h_vmem=5242880" is the same as "-l h_vmem=5M".
>
> This is explained in sge_types(1) for the type "memory_specifier".
> Please note the difference between lower- and uppercase letters.

Thanks.  I needed your definition.

>
>
> Regards,
> Harald
>
>> We are running GridEngine 6.1u4 on a Rocks and RedHat system.
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