[Mauiusers] limit the amount of memory available per node

Lars Hummert lars.hummert at uni-muenster.de
Wed Mar 17 08:07:33 MDT 2010

Hey Sabuj,

that works for me with what I wrote before. Only the point of view is

I have the following situation:
Several quad core interactive workstations with 8GB ram each. During
office hours I want the local user to at least have 2 cores and 3500MB
of ram available for the desktop and local apps outside the queue.

So that for I create a standing reservation that in fact is never used.
It just ensures that these resources aren't scheduled. The remaining
resources can be scheduled in any way and outside office hours I have
full resources for queue jobs.

Kind regards,


Am Mittwoch, den 17.03.2010, 08:37 -0500 schrieb Sabuj Pattanayek:
> It looks like RESOURCES=MEM:x sets the per task memory, but I want to
> set the amount of memory available to all jobs/tasks on a node. For
> example let's say the machine has 12GB of memory but I want to limit
> the amount of total usable memory to 10240MB. I set:
> SRCFG[myres] FEATURES=mem12g RESOURCES=MEM:10240
> but then a job with :
> #PBS -l nodes=1:ppn=4
> #PBS -l mem=11000mb
> is able to run, because the scheduler calculates pmem = (11000/4) =
> 2750 which is less than 10240 . Now, I could set
> MEM:(10240/totalNumProcsOnmem12gNode) but I want a user to be able to
> request 1 task with mem=10240mb, i.e. a nodes=1:ppn=1 job that
> requests all the available memory on the node. Any way to do this?
> On Wed, Mar 3, 2010 at 3:28 AM, Lars Hummert
> <lars.hummert at uni-muenster.de> wrote:
> > Hi Sabuj,
> >
> >
> > in order so solve the same situation I created a standing reservation in
> > maui.cfg for the resources I grant the local users on the interactive
> > workstations like this
> >
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