[torquedev] Re: [torqueusers] how to disable interactive job submission

Garrick Staples garrick at clusterresources.com
Wed Mar 14 16:47:49 MDT 2007

On Wed, Mar 14, 2007 at 09:34:54AM -0400, Troy Baer alleged:
> On Tue, 2007-03-13 at 20:49 -0700, Garrick Staples wrote:
> > As admins, we care about *what* resources are used.  We care about
> > amounts of cputime, walltime, NFS traffic, memory usage, disk usage,
> > etc.  We care that the resources are available, reliable, and above all,
> > useful.
> > 
> > What we don't care about is *how* the resources are used.  We don't
> > care if the job is written in bourne, perl, fortran, C or C#, the color
> > of the user's shirt, if the user likes dogs or cats, or whether the job
> > is interactive or batch.
> It's a question of policy.  For example, my management wants to have
> different scheduling policies for interactive jobs than for batch jobs,
> particularly WRT queue wait time.  Right now I can't really do that
> without requiring the job having to request something "magic" *IN
> ADDITION TO* -I (eg. -q runmerightnow or having a walltime below a
> certain threshold).  If I can automagically route interactive jobs into
> a particular queue/class that batch jobs can't get into, the problem
> more or less goes away.

What I'm saying is that there shouldn't be a distinction between batch and
interactive jobs.  It is just resource usage.

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