[torqueusers] Historical workload traces

Chris Samuel csamuel at vpac.org
Tue Jan 10 17:23:45 MST 2006

On Friday 06 January 2006 10:59, Michael Jack wrote:

> Most parallel systems maintain accounting logs for administrative use.
> These logs contain valuable information about the job activity on all
> machines, and in particular, about the attributes of each job.  The format
> of the logs is typically an ASCII file with one line per job (although some
> systems maintain a much more detailed log). Analyzing such logs can lead to
> important insights into the workload.

What may really assist you would be to create an open source tool that would 
anonymise PBS log files (replace usernames, queue names, node attributes 
requested, accounts, etc with say "username1", "queue2", "attribute3", 
"account4", etc..) to the degree that you can't tell anything about a site 
except how much memory jobs used, things like that..

good luck!
 Christopher Samuel - (03)9925 4751 - VPAC Deputy Systems Manager
 Victorian Partnership for Advanced Computing http://www.vpac.org/
 Bldg 91, 110 Victoria Street, Carlton South, VIC 3053, Australia

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