[gold-users] Projects and accounts
sternberg at anl.gov
Tue May 26 09:28:14 MDT 2009
I have a few newbie questions regarding organizational structure and
(1) Are project hierarchies implemented? (I'm using Gold-18.104.22.168)
(2) The torque and Moab *account* entity addresses Gold *project*
names rather then Gold *account* names - Scott explained this in http://www.supercluster.org/pipermail/gold-users/2006-November/000013.html
How does Gold handle a project with several accounts. i.e., how is an
appropriate account selected from a machine/project/user tuple?
I wanted to create an organizational structure as follows:
- Physical department -> Project D
- Project D will have an intrinsic Account -> DA0
This will be a fallback/testing account.
- Physical department has Staff -> Users U1, U2, ...
I give those users accounts under Project D -> DA1, DA2, ...
- Proposals -> Project P<n>, with auto-account
My intent is resource tracking by user while having the department as
umbrella, e.g. for "gbalance -p Department". "gusage" within a multi-
user project gives usage by user, but I'd like separate limits, which
requires separate accounts. As a side effect, collecting user
accounts under one project will reduce the number of Projects (I have
another foreseeably large physical namespace of Proposals, which have
to map to projects). Would this work in practice?
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