[torquedev] [Bug 93] Resource management semantics of Torque need to be well defined

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Tue Dec 7 09:03:26 MST 2010


http://www.clusterresources.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=93

--- Comment #20 from Ken Nielson <knielson at adaptivecomputing.com> 2010-12-07 09:03:26 MST ---
(In reply to comment #18)
> > provided that all other resource requests can be satisfied by the
> > shared physical host). "
> 
> I would skip this part, since there are no other resource requests in Torque.
> 
> I would say that the wording is confusing. What about calling it a "slot".
> Administrator defines how many slots the machine has and each job can request
> multiple slots on multiple machines. This safely throws away any implied
> semantics.

I like the idea of calling this an execution slot. It is generic but also
descriptive of what the purpose of np in the nodes file and ppn in a job
request.

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