[torqueusers] Job array throttling

Chris Samuel csamuel at vpac.org
Thu Jul 10 19:16:55 MDT 2008

----- "Gareth Williams" <Gareth.Williams at csiro.au> wrote:

Hello Gareth!

> You might look through the archives of the mailing list for info on
> setting up per user limits on queued jobs and having routing queues
> (to hold as many jobs as you like) that feed into the limited queues.

if you're using Maui or Moab the best solution short of
rejecting jobs in that situation is to specify a MAXJOB
parameter that meets the restrictions that you need.


USERCFG[default] MAXJOB=10

That way they can submit as many as they want, but they
can't run more than 10 at once.

You will also want to specify MAXIJOB to limit the number
of jobs they can have eligible to run too - say just the 1
to keep your draconian overlords happy. ;-)


All the rest of their jobs will then be blocked.

Christopher Samuel - (03) 9925 4751 - Systems Manager
 The Victorian Partnership for Advanced Computing
 P.O. Box 201, Carlton South, VIC 3053, Australia
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