[GE users] Queue based on loadavg

ron ron_chen_123 at yahoo.com
Tue Mar 30 17:07:46 BST 2010


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--- On Tue, 3/30/10, l_heck <lydia.heck at durham.ac.uk> wrote:
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 -Ron


> 
> On Mon, 29 Mar 2010, dasf wrote:
> 
> > Gentlemen,
> >
> > Is is possible to create a queue in such a way that
> serial jobs will be assigned based on the load average of
> each node? I mean, each new job will start on nodes with the
> smallest load average.
> >
> > Let me explain why. I am working on a cluster with 80
> nodes, each one having 4 processors.
> > Users suggested me that if, say, 100 serial jobs are
> submitted, they should load all nodes first (80 jobs) and
> then start to load a second job on each node, instead of
> loading 4 jobs on 25 nodes and leaving 55 nodes free.
> >
> > I thought about creating queues with just one slot and
> sorting them in a way that they would load all nodes the way
> I want. But this sounds like a brute force approach. I
> wonder if there is a more elegant way of asking SGE to load
> jobs according to the load average of the compute nodes.
> >
> > Thank you in advance!
> >
> > Demetrio
> >
> >
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