[Mauiusers] more processors utilized than dedicated?

Adrian Taga adrian.taga@fysik.uu.se
Wed, 6 Feb 2002 18:32:58 +0100

I made a small change in maui.c. It seems to work, but coud be side effectes?

////// maui.c
        N->ARes.Procs = MAX(0,
                          (int)(N->CRes.Procs - TotalProcDed[N->Index]));
        N->ARes.Procs = MAX(0,
                          N->CRes.Procs -
                          TotalProcDed[N->Index] -
                          Policy[0].UntrackedProcFactor *
                          MAX(0,(int)(N->Load - TotalProcUtl[N->Index])));
The problem with the original formula was that it inluded a factor 
     N->Load - TotalProcUtl[N->Index]
which is the difference between the actual Load and the utilization according to the resource manager.
But in our cluster, PBS cannot track the cpu utilization of mpi jobs, and therefore an unwanted factor appears.

Speaking of MAUI 3.2, I'd like to beta-test it. How can I get the code?
I'm interested in the new 2 dimensional throttling policies. Especially, in this:

I have several dificulties with maui-3.0.7. I can not get this option working:
Neither this one:
I have tried various combinations and I was carefull to have only one QOSCFG or CLASSCFG option per qos/class.
Another problem is that the CLASSCFG option seems to make no effect in the maui.cfg file, only in fs.cfg
CLASSCFG[short] QLIST=parallel:high:normal QDEF=high MAXPROC=3  -- has no effect in maui.cfg
CLASS:short QLIST=parallel:high:normal QDEF=high MAXPROC=3      -- works, except the MAXPROC option
What could be the problem?

Best regards,


On Sunday 03 February 2002 07:08, you wrote:
> Adrian,
>   Actually, this is the way Maui is supposed to work.  By default, Maui
> considers resources available based on the following equation:
>   R.Available = R.Configured - MAX(R.Dedicated,R.Utilized)
>   See section 'Determine Resource Availability' in the online Maui
> Admin manual for more info.
>   The Minnesota Supercomputing Institute (MSI) recently requested a
> similar change which has resulted in the creation of a new parameter
> called RESOURCEAVAILABILITYPOLICY.  This policy allows a site to specify
> whether or not dedicated resources, utilized resources, or both should be
> used in determining resource availability.  This is currently only
> implemented in Maui 3.2 but if it tests out, it can be made available in
> Maui 3.0.  By specifying a value of 'DEDICATED', you can tell Maui to
> ignore the node load information.  See the Parameters Overview for
> more info.
>   Please let us know if this would handle your situation.
> Thanks,
> Supercluster Development Group
> On Sat, 2 Feb 2002, Adrian Taga wrote:
> > Hi all,
> >
> > I have a problem with MAUI on a 12 CPU machine. If there are 11 CPU's
> > allocated and the load is just a bit higher than it should be, maui will
> > not start a job on the available CPU. It shows the following warnig on
> > dignose -n:
> > WARNING:  node 'fire2' has more processors utilized than dedicated (12 >
> > 11) The load on the machine (as reported by MAUI) is 11.03, which is
> > quite normal. Still maui thinks all the CPU's are busy.
> >
> > Is this the normal way MAUI behaves? If yes, is there
> > a way to tell it not to take into account the higher CPU utilization?
> > I'm running maui-3.0.7
> >
> > Thanks,
> >
> > /Adrian
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