[GE users] dynamically change priority based on # of jobs in queue?

aja alena.plestilova at sun.com
Thu Nov 19 12:25:58 GMT 2009

Hi Mark,

have you looked at resource quota functionality in SGE?


On 11/17/09 18:03, bergman wrote:
> I've got some users who submit a large number of jobs at once (30~80K). These 
> are short-running jobs, and I've already confgured "maxujobs" so that a single 
> user won't consume all slots.
> However, I'd like to make the queuing even more "fair". Is there a way to 
> dynamically set job priorities based on the number of jobs that a user has in 
> the queue? For example, for the first 5000 jobs, there's no priority 
> adjustment. For each 5K jobs above that, the priority would be successively 
> reduced by some value.
> Any suggestions about how to implement this, or alternative methods for similar 
> priority adjustment? I'm more interested in altering priorities based on the 
> numer of queued jobs than on a user's historic records of the numer of 
> completed jobs.
> Thanks,
> Mark
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