[torqueusers] Unenforced walltimes

Josh Butikofer josh at clusterresources.com
Fri Jun 16 09:25:49 MDT 2006


There are two different parameters that can used in Maui's configuration that may help: 
JOBMAXOVERRUN or WCVIOLATIONACTION. (Both are documented in detail in the Maui Admin Guide at 
http://www.clusterresources.com/products/maui/docs/a.fparameters.shtml.) You could set the 
JOBMAXOVERRUN to a large time which would essentially achieve the behavior you've described. You 
will have to look more closely at WCVIOLATIONACTION to see if any of its possible settings are 
useful in your case.


Joshua Butikofer
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crowley at uottawa.ca wrote:
> Hi,
> I'm configuring a maui/torque queuing system on a private 60 node HPC
> cluster. I'd like to take advantage of maui's backfilling features, so
> I've created submit scripts that ask the user for an estimated walltime
> when a job is submitted. However, I'd prefer if the jobs were not killed
> when the walltime is up; the walltime would serve only as a way for maui
> to better schedule the jobs. The obvious potential for abuse is not
> important because it is used exclusively within a single research group.
> Is there a way to configure torque/maui to do this?
> Thanks,
> Christopher Rowley
> Department of Chemistry
> University of Ottawa
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