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