[GE users] SGE-6.2u5: Slot reservation for different queues?

soyez E.Soyez at science-computing.de
Thu Jul 8 08:42:49 BST 2010

Thanks Reuti for your reply,

yes, max_reservation is set of course, as reservation works fine with
parallel jobs only.

There are several differences between serial and parallel queue (limits
etc.) but the main difference are sequence numbers in opposite directions
in order to implement some kind of "fill up policy" for single cpu jobs,
whereas parallel jobs are supposed to use different nodes first.  I don't
know of any other way to achieve this.

I still think that slot reservation should work per exechost and not per
queue, does anybody know more about it?

Thanks again

Erik Soyez.

On Wed, 7 Jul 2010, reuti wrote:

> Am 07.07.2010 um 18:43 schrieb reuti:
>> Hi,
>> Am 07.07.2010 um 09:24 schrieb soyez:
>>> we seem to have a problem with slot reservation only working
>>> for jobs in the same queue.  We have one queue ("batch") for
>>> parallel jobs and another one ("serial") for single cpu jobs.
>>> Large parallel jobs (>=32 slots) are submitted with "-R yes"
>>> and this works fine in normal circumstances when competing
>>> with small parallel jobs.
>>> Right now the cluster is full with single cpu jobs and all the
>>> parallel jobs in queue "batch" are starving while being bypassed
>>> in the queue "serial".
>> is there any urgency set up for the serial queue?
>>> Is this the intended behaviour or is it just some kind of
>>> misconfiguration?
>> One necessary parameter is:
>> $ qconf -sconf
> Ups: qconf -ssconf
>> ...
>> max_reservation 20

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