[GE users] cpu slot reservation

prentice prentice at ias.edu
Thu Apr 29 14:13:12 BST 2010

sli1que wrote:
> I have a machine in the cluster that many use because of its speed. I need to reserve 1 cpu slot for say one particular user. How do I set this up?

Since you don't mention how may cores/slots that system has, let's say
it has N slots, and it's hostname is 'node01'

1. In the queue configuration, modify that node01 that it has (N-1)
slots. You would do this with qconf -mq <queue name> and change the
hostlist to indicate only N-1 slots for node01

2. Create a new queue that has only 1 slot, and that one slot is on node01.

3. Configure an access list for that queue so that only that user can
submit to it.

4. Instruct user to specify that queue in his qsub commands.

That should do it.

Sorry I don't have step-by-step complete examples - I don't know the
exact syntax off the top of my head, and don't want to put the wrong
information, and I don't have have time to test the correct syntax
myself at the moment.

Prentice Bisbal
Linux Software Support Specialist/System Administrator
School of Natural Sciences
Institute for Advanced Study
Princeton, NJ


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