[torqueusers] How to limit jobs on per-user basis

Steve Young chemadm at hamilton.edu
Tue Jul 15 12:07:01 MDT 2008

Hi Jon,
	I am using maui but it should work in moab too.... I put a limit on  
the number of idle jobs that are allowed to be scheduled on a given  
queue. You could change it to USERCFG or GROUPCFG to suit your needs.  
Alternatively, answering your question, I think you might want MAXJOB  
to limit the amount of jobs able to run. I hope this helps.



On Jul 15, 2008, at 1:27 PM, Jon Akers wrote:

> We have a 1600 core system running Torque + Moab, and we are  
> starting to run into an issue where a single user is submitting an  
> inordinantly large number of jobs (at last count, the number of jobs  
> from one user is at 24,234)
> While the scheduler is handling this without any real issue, we  
> would like to be able to limit the number of jobs any single user  
> can submit. Basically, if user "A" submits 1,000 jobs, their 1,001  
> job will be rejected by the scheduler until one of those jobs  
> completes. Meanwhile, any other user should be able to submit jobs  
> without issue up to that limit.
> Any ideas on how we would do this?
> Jon Akers
> University of Florida HPC Center
> jka at hpc.ufl.edu
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