[torqueusers] Job array throttling
gabe at msi.umn.edu
Fri Jul 11 07:26:17 MDT 2008
On Fri, Jul 11, 2008 at 01:51:43PM +1000, Chris Samuel wrote:
> ----- "Gabe Turner" <gabe at msi.umn.edu> wrote:
> > I actually went the route of setting MAXJOB in Moab so that only 10
> > jobs from any given user would be running, but having users submit more
> > than 10 jobs was deemed unacceptable as it made the output of showq too long
> > (according to the policy makers). I wish I was joking, but, alas. I
> > think I can do what they want using the submit filter.
> If you're running Moab there's a much easier fix!
> Set MAXIJOB to 1 (or 5, or whatever you wish) and then
> add to your moab.cfg:
> DISPLAYFLAGS HIDEBLOCKED
> to block the display of other users blocked jobs.
> This got added at our request (we'd already patched Moab
> to do something similar) and is really handy when you've
> got people who submit 1,000 plus jobs in a batch (as we do).
Hrm, that is intriguing. My concern would be that users who submit jobs
that get blocked may believe their jobs somehow failed to enter the queue.
I suppose they would still show up in the qstat output if they really
needed to see them, however. I will explore this avenue of sanity, however
Gabe Turner gabe at msi.umn.edu
UNIX System Administrator,
University of Minnesota
Supercomputing Institute http://www.msi.umn.edu
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