[torquedev] Guaranteed nodes for a queue that can be used when free nodes are available.

Jerry Smith jdsmit at sandia.gov
Mon May 18 11:30:52 MDT 2009


It sounds like you want to use something like preemption.

Try looking here:
http://www.clusterresources.com/products/maui/docs/8.4preemption.shtml

--Jerry


Ling C. Ho wrote:
> I am looking for a pbs or maui configuration to do this.
>
> Is it possible to have a set of nodes guaranteed to be used for a queue (Let's make it Queue A), and 
> yet when some of these nodes are free, be used by another queue (Queue B)?
>
> When some of these nodes are running jobs from Queue B, and new jobs start coming in for Queue A, I 
> want to be able to kill (automatically) those Queue B jobs that are running on these particular set 
> of nodes. So that  there is always enough slots to run Queue A's jobs until all the slots on these 
> nodes are used up.
>
> Thanks,
> ...
> ling
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