[GE users] Querying and compiling before sending to node

reuti reuti at staff.uni-marburg.de
Wed Apr 14 21:09:01 BST 2010

Am 14.04.2010 um 22:00 schrieb dasf:

> Hi Reiti,
> Thank you for your help. The paralelization is via threads indeed.  
> So the idea is to query all nodes and find which one has the largest  
> number of cores available. Then compile the code to use that number  
> of cores and run the job on that node.

I suggest to enhance your application in such a way, that it will use  
any set environment variable to create the appropriate number of  
threads for each invocation. Hence you never have to recompile again,  
but instead set one variable in your jobscript and you are done  
forever and get the intended number of threads.

In fact, you can just use the variable $NSLOTS inside your application  
as it's already set by SGE to the actual number of granted slots when  
the jobscript runs.

-- Reuti

> Pretty weird request, I agree, but there are so many possibilities  
> with SGE that I wonder if such insanity is possible to be implemented.
> Thanks!
> Demetrio Filho
> On Wed, Apr 14, 2010 at 3:05 PM, reuti <reuti at staff.uni-marburg.de>  
> wrote:
> Am 14.04.2010 um 19:49 schrieb dasf:
> > Ladies and Gentlemen,
> >
> > I have a program that can run on multiple threads (SMP) and I was  
> wondering if I could write a SGE script that would probe the  
> availability of processors and then compile the code according to  
> this availability before submitting to the assigned node.
> >
> > The issue is that the compiler is only available on the headnode,  
> so I have to compile the code before moving to the node.
> It's unusual that you have to compile your application for each run.  
> Most of the time you have to set environment variables to tell the  
> application how many slots on which machines it should use. In your  
> case telling the number of slots should be sufficient.
> What paralleization does your application use? Custom programmed  
> threads or Open MP?
> -- Reuti
> > Any ideas?
> > Thank you!
> > Demetrio Filho
> >
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