[torqueusers] restrict users to maximim number of nodes.

Jerry Smith jdsmit at sandia.gov
Mon Oct 15 08:49:29 MDT 2007


If you are using Maui, you may use:

http://www.clusterresources.com/products/maui/docs/policynote-3.0.shtml

USERCFG<Y> <X> =<SOFTLIMIT>[,<HARDLIMIT>]

So for all users you can say

USERCFG[DEFAULT]  MAXNODEPERUSER=70,70   ##Soft and hard limits both at 70


Jerry Smith
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Sandia National Laboratories

Yonas B. Abraham wrote:
> hi,
>
> Is there a way to configure torque/Maui so that you can restrict
> no user should use more that specified number of nodes? I know how to
>  restrict the max #of CPU's and nodes for a given to use, But i
> can't figure it out per user base.
>
> the issue is, If I have says 100 nodes and no one is using the nodes
> (all are free), I don't want a single user submit 100 jobs and use all
> there nodes.  I was looking of a ways say " a user can use a maximum of
> 70 nodes at a time". so  when a user submit 100 jobs the system will
> run the first 70 and put the 30 jobs on queue, even thought there are
> 30 nodes idle. 
>
> any idea? 
>
> /Yonas
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