[Mauiusers] NODEALLOCATIONPOLICY MINRESOURCE not working

Shawn Poindexter shawnpoindexter at gmail.com
Mon Jan 5 14:04:42 MST 2009


Thanks, but my 8GB nodes are listed first. The server_priv/nodes file format
is:

node25 np=4
node26 np=4
...
node32 np=4
node33 np=8
...
node40 np=8

With the node33 and higher having 24GB.

-Shawn

On Mon, Jan 5, 2009 at 3:54 PM, Steve Young <chemadm at hamilton.edu> wrote:

> Hi, I'm not sure about NODEALLOCATIONPOLICY since I have mine set to
> PRIORITY. But I did wonder how you had your nodes listed in the torque
> server_priv/nodes file. I'd make sure that the 8Gb nodes were listed first
> before the 24Gb nodes. Just a thought. Hope it helps.
>
> -Steve
>
> On Jan 5, 2009, at 3:42 PM, Shawn Poindexter wrote:
>
> Our cluster has 8 nodes with 8GB of RAM and 8 nodes with 24GB of RAM.  I
> want to set it up so that the jobs will default to the 8GB nodes if the
> resources are adequate.  However, it is not working that way.  Even if the
> queue is completely empty the jobs fill up the 24GB nodes before the 8GB
> nodes.  As I understand it, NODEALLOCATIONPOLICY MINRESOUCE should do what I
> want and fill the 8GB nodes first with the small memory jobs.
>
> Here is my maui.cfg
>
> # maui.cfg 3.2.6p13
>
> SERVERHOST            arjuna.mps.ohio-state.edu
> # primary admin must be first in list
> ADMIN1                root
>
> # Resource Manager Definition
>
> RMCFG[**host name removed***] TYPE=PBS
>
> # Allocation Manager Definition
>
> AMCFG[bank]  TYPE=NONE
>
> # full parameter docs at
> http://clusterresources.com/mauidocs/a.fparameters.html
> # use the 'schedctl -l' command to display current configuration
>
> RMPOLLINTERVAL        00:00:30
>
> SERVERPORT            42559
> SERVERMODE            NORMAL
>
> # Admin: http://clusterresources.com/mauidocs/a.esecurity.html
>
> LOGFILE               maui.log
> LOGFILEMAXSIZE        10000000
> LOGLEVEL              3
>
> # Job Priority:
> http://clusterresources.com/mauidocs/5.1jobprioritization.html
>
> QUEUETIMEWEIGHT       1
>
> # Backfill: http://clusterresources.com/mauidocs/8.2backfill.html
>
> BACKFILLPOLICY        FIRSTFIT
> RESERVATIONPOLICY     CURRENTHIGHEST
>
> # Node Allocation:
> http://clusterresources.com/mauidocs/5.2nodeallocation.html
>
> NODEALLOCATIONPOLICY  MINRESOURCE
>
>
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