[gold-users] Question regarding gquote and goldsh ChargeRate Create

Scott Jackson scottmo at adaptivecomputing.com
Wed Feb 10 13:39:28 MST 2010


Ingmar,

Assuming you have gold 2.1.6.0 or higher, try this:

goldsh ChargeRate Create Type=Multiplier Name=ComputerFactor Rate=1

Then try your gquote as before:

(There is a small chance you may need to restart goldd if it doesn;t work)

See The UserGuide chapter 13 for details.

Thanks,

Scott



Ingmar Thompson wrote:
> Hello,
> We are just starting to look at Gold to manage our allocations at NCAR 
> in Boulder, Colorado.
> This is what I was trying to do...
> Currently the accounting unit GAU is calculated for our Bluefire system as
> |GAUs charged = wallclock hours used * number of nodes used * number of 
> processors in that node * computer factor * queue charging factor
>
> where computer factor = 1.4 and queue charging factor = type of queue.  
> This is how I have loaded up our charges
>
> goldsh ChargeRate Query
> Type             Name           Rate Description
> ---------------- -------------- ---- -----------
> Resource         Processors     1
> QualityOfService ComputerFactor 1.4
> QualityOfService Capability     1
> QualityOfService Economy        0.5
> QualityOfService Hold           0.33
> QualityOfService Premium        1.5
> QualityOfService Regular        1
> QualityOfService Standby        1
>
>
> Using the above, I can use the gquote to get close to the output of this 
> simple charging algorithm...
>
> gquote -p aircraft -u bertie -m lightning -P 32 -t 3600 -Q Economy -X 
> ComputerFactor=1.4
> Successfully quoted 57600 credits
>
>
> I am having a problem getting gold to multiply in the ComputerFactor of 
> 1.4.  The rest of the equation is working
> ||wallclock hours used * number of nodes used * number of processors in 
> that node * ||queue charging factor
> The computer factor is just a factor placed into the equation based on 
> the speed of the machine when compared to the speed of a machine used as 
> the standard (i.e. 1)
>
> When I use the -X option in the gquote for the ComputerFactor this is 
> just a guess on my behalf.  I am not at all clear from the Gold 
> documentation as to what exactly the -X --extension option really does?
> In order to implement this charging equation stated above, would we need 
> to modify the code of Gold?
> Any insight that you might have would be greatly appreciated.
> Thanks,
> -Ingmar Thompson WEG/CISL @ NCAR
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