[torquedev] flexibility/quantifiability of resource properties

garrick at speculation.org garrick at speculation.org
Mon May 15 15:26:57 MDT 2006

On Mon, May 15, 2006 at 03:26:05PM -0400, Brian J. Murrell alleged:
> I am embarking a project to look at cluster job schedulers and/or
> resource managers.  I think our resource management needs are a little
> beyond the realm of normal however and wondering how well torque fits.
> We need to specify node properties in quite some detail and quantities.
> For example, a job request would need to be able to specify it needs a3
> nodes with x number of disks per node, with each disk being at least y
> in size.  It could also need to request a specific kind of interconnect
> on a per node basis for example.
> I have seen node properties in the torque manual but they look more like
> boolean properties with no ability to quantify them.  Is this still the
> case?  How difficult would it be to modify torque to deal with
> quantifiable resources?
> Is there a resource manager out there that would better suit our needs?

Torque supports "consumable resources":


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