[gold-users] CPU-type specific charge rate & charging for GPUusage...

Hazlewood, Victor Gene vhazlewo at utk.edu
Wed Oct 20 07:28:31 MDT 2010


Richard,

I think this may be covered in the Gold documentation.  Have you seen
the Managing Charge Rates chapter in the current documentation?
http://www.clusterresources.com/products/gold/docs/userguide/index.html
You can use the "gcharge  -X Discount={ChargeRate}" for some of these.
So if you determine in your accounting that a job should have a gcharge
with an different charging rate you can align a Charge Rate you have
setup with the -X Discount={ChargeRate} to have it be whatever charge
rate you want (higher or lower than the standard charge).

I don't know that the best idea is to treat like a license, but you
could look at "value based resource" or "name based resource" charging
in the documentation.  That may give you a clue as to what method you
want to use.

-Victor

Victor Hazlewood, CISSP
Senior HPC Systems Analyst
National Institute for Computational Science
University of Tennessee
http://www.nics.tennessee.edu/

-----Original Message-----
From: gold-users-bounces at supercluster.org
[mailto:gold-users-bounces at supercluster.org] On Behalf Of Richard
Christie
Sent: Tuesday, October 19, 2010 10:56 PM
To: gold-users at supercluster.org
Subject: [gold-users] CPU-type specific charge rate & charging for
GPUusage...

Hello,

We have a cluster which consists of different types of CPUs; Intel 
Westmere and AMD Magny Cours. Is it possible to use a different
ChargeRate 
for these different CPUs within Gold? All CPUs are in the same queue 
within Torque & Moab.

Also, I'd like to charge users for usage of GPUs. I'm treating the GPUs
as a
GRES within Moab. Is the best idea to treat GPUs like a license in Gold?

Best Regards,
Richard Christie


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