[Mauiusers] ppn=2 specification ignored

Troy Baer troy at osc.edu
Thu Jan 13 08:13:03 MST 2005

On Thu, 2005-01-13 at 03:53, Georg Hager wrote:
> > When a job specifies -l nodes=X:ppn=2, it sometimes happens that
> > nodes on our dual-Xeon cluster are not scheduled as a whole,
> > but that MAUI uses single CPUs (half nodes), as if the user had
> > used ppn=1. This is a rare case, but it happens from time to time.
> I have gathered some more information on this. Here is the Maui log
> snippet for a job that had specified nodes=4:ppn=2 but for which Maui
> decided to schedule three full nodes plus two single CPUs:
[logs elided for brevity]
> So Maui gets the correct '4:ppn=2' spec, but ignores (?) it...
> Can anyone help with this? 

Try setting the following in your maui.cfg:


The default on this is "EXACTPROC", which gives you the number of
processors you asked for but not necessarily the node geometry (nodes X

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