[Mauiusers] Assigning users to groups / groups to nodes

James A. Peltier jpeltier at cs.sfu.ca
Sun May 25 23:34:01 MDT 2008

Hi All,

I would like to provide the ability for users to have priority access to 
hardware that they purchased.  My initial thought is to define those 
users into groups and then create a class for which those users belong. 
These users would still have access to the entire cluster but given that 
their hardware is available they go there first.

Something like

GROUPCFG[group1] user1,user2,user3,user4
CLASSCFG[class1] GROUP=group1 HOSTLIST=node1,node2,node3

Would this work?  Is this the best way to do it?  I would like to avoid 
the use of partitions due to the 2 available partition limitations in 
maui, also, I don't think standing reservations is the way to go?

Any ideas would be great! :)

James A. Peltier
Systems Analyst (FASNet), VIVARIUM Technical Director
Simon Fraser University - Burnaby Campus
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