[torqueusers] Materials Studio and wallclock time

Bernard Li bli at bcgsc.ca
Tue Feb 7 12:58:48 MST 2006

Did they explain why this number is hardcoded and set at initial
configuration?  Wouldn't walltime vary depending on the job?  Also, why
are they limiting walltime?  Shouldn't that be up to the user and/or
restrictions set by the workload manager?



> -----Original Message-----
> From: torqueusers-bounces at supercluster.org 
> [mailto:torqueusers-bounces at supercluster.org] On Behalf Of 
> Steven A. DuChene
> Sent: Tuesday, February 07, 2006 11:49
> To: torqueusers at supercluster.org
> Subject: [torqueusers] Materials Studio and wallclock time
> Discovered the hard way that Materials Studio has a default wall clock
> time for jobs it is running through a queuing system. There is no way
> for a user submiting a MS job to request a different wall 
> clock time on
> a per job basis according to the information supplied by the Accelrys
> support folks. I requested that they make some change to their system
> that WOULD allow a user coming in from their GUI to request different
> values for wall clock time on a per job basis. As it is right 
> now they are
> teling me I have to bump up the value hard coded into one of 
> their setup
> scripts which will make every MS job run with an artificially 
> large wall
> clock time. ARGH! 
> Their response was that while they filed this as an 
> enhancement request
> that they don't actually implement enhancement requests like 
> this unless
> they see the need or similar request from a number of customers.
> I find this sort of response frustrating but I thought I 
> would pass it along
> since I know there are other folks here using Materials 
> Studio with clusters
> managed with torque/maui/moab.
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