[GE users] question about queues and limitations to specific nodes

gragghia gragghia at utk.edu
Wed May 12 22:16:57 BST 2010

To only allow certain users use of the IB machines, I would make them a 
cluster queue and then only set the "allow" list.  Explicitly added the 
"deny" list is not needed.

How is the file /opt/mpdd_tmp/hydra.hosts being created?  If it is 
dynamic, you should cat the contents of this file out to ensure that it 
contains the correct hosts.  You may also want to execute "qstat -g t" 
within the batch script to show what SGE thinks it is allocating to you.

If you provide the output for "qconf -sq ib.q" and "qconf -sq 
ethernet.q" it will help a lot in determining the source of the problem.

- Gerald

On 5/12/2010 4:28 PM, jnorris wrote:
> Hello to all,
> Here is the situation:
> I have 66 nodes total in my cluster - I need to allow select users to
> access the first 8 nodes and all users access the remaining nodes.
> The first 8 nodes I put into a queue ib.q and the rest in ethernet.q  I
> set the exclude user list on IB to all of the user lists of those that
> should not be allowed and the user list to the users that are allowed.
> With ethernet.q  I have all user list in users and NONE for exclude users.
> Then I did some testing with a simple hello script that keeps track of
> what node its running on and prints the message:
> Hello from process 0 on c1
> Hello from process 1 on c2
> Hello from process 2 on c3
> Hello from process 3 on c4
> Hello from process 4 on c5
> Hello from process 5 on c6
> Hello from process 6 on c7
> Hello from process 7 on c8
> I set the #$ -q ethernet.q  in the script and set the run as:
> mpiexec.hydra  -f /opt/mpdd_tmp/hydra.hosts  -n 10 ./hello
> The out put above is what I obtain.  Ok here are my questions:
> 1)  is this the best way to do this? - I am real newbie to sge
> 2)  by the scenario above and considering that c1-c8 are the nodes that
> should not be in this output - what am I doing wrong?
> Thank beforehand for any and all help.

Gerald Ragghianti

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