[torqueusers] Re: [Mauiusers] Altix array support?

Dave Jackson jacksond at clusterresources.com
Thu Jul 28 10:25:36 MDT 2005


  Please see the following URL:


  In section 5.0, there is a link to Altix CPU set integration.  Please
let us know if you encounter any issues.


On Thu, 2005-07-28 at 12:03 +0100, Baker D.J. wrote:
> Hi,
>   We recently installed torque, and maui on our Altix system. At this
> stage the torque/maui setup is quite basic. We just wanted to get a feel
> for how it would behave on the machine, and of course provide a basic
> job queuing environment. Ideally we would like to partition the machine
> so that one of the cpus can be used for interactive work, and the rest
> of the  cpus for batch work. Also we would like to enable a higher
> degree of cpu and memory management in the batch environment. 
> We're aware that Altix cpuset support is being rolled into torque,
> however we don't have much idea for the current state of play in this
> respect. Could someone please help us by outlining the degree of cpuset
> support currently offered by torque, and if appropriate/possible outline
> how to enable/deploy this feature on our machine. The only indicator
> that I can find regarding the status of Altix support is the text of a
> reply from Dave Jackson c. Nov 2004 (shown below...).
> Any advice from the torque developers or Altix users would be greatly
> appreciated.
> Thank you -- David Baker.
> >  Sorry for the delayed response.  We have been rolling in the CPUSet
> >and ArrayServices enhancements from ORNL and hope to have this
> available
> >for initial testing within two weeks.  As you know, this will enable
> >both oslevel CPU and memory management on Linux and IRIX systems with
> >the propack package installed.  SGI provides both a propack 4 and
> >propack 5 CPUSet API and we are currently working to enable interfaces
> >to both APIs including the ability to take advantage of a new features
> >only found in propack 5.  If you would be willing to help us beta test
> >this development, please let us know.
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