[torqueusers] Suspending long jobs to let priority jobs run.

Garrick Staples garrick at usc.edu
Wed Nov 21 19:14:49 MST 2007

On Wed, Nov 21, 2007 at 08:13:59PM -0600, James J Coyle alleged:
> Torque Users,
>   I'm running torque 2.1.2 with the pbs_sched scheduler.
> I have some users who would like to get in with a high priority
> job , having it start running immediately even when no nodes are
> free.
> I was able to do this on a shared memory machine by suspending the
> lower priority job and starting the new job, then unsuspending
> after the high priority job completes.
> All nodes are 4 processors, with ppn=4.
> I can get the older jobs to suspend, but how do I get
> the new job to start on a node with all cpus already 
> reserved?
> Thanks,
>  - Jim Coyle

I don't think this is possible with pbs_sched.  You probably need to use
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