[GE users] Using cycles from a 2nd SGE cluster

reuti reuti at staff.uni-marburg.de
Fri Jan 8 11:07:11 GMT 2010


Am 08.01.2010 um 08:07 schrieb izen:

> My sys admin has been trying to configure two independent, linux  
> clusters with static SGE pools, such that when the first cluster  
> batch queue fills, additional jobs will fall over to a low priority  
> queue in the second cluster. Each cluster has its own master node,  
> and it would be a political non-starter to change that. So far, my  
> admin has not succeeded.
>
> Is his configuration with static pools workable?
> If so, we would welcome some guidance in configuring our SGE  
> deployment to do this.

You can use transfer queues, if, and only if, both systems have the  
same name space. The Howto:

http://gridengine.sunsource.net/howto/TransferQueues/transferqueues.html

is also outdated and for 5.3, but in principle it's doable this way.

-- Reuti


> We are beginning to wonder whether this is undoable with static  
> pools, and need to switch to a dynamic pool.
>
> Input would be most welcome.  Thanks!  -Joe
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