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

Garrick Staples garrick at usc.edu
Tue Jul 15 12:10:19 MDT 2008

On Tue, Jul 15, 2008 at 01:27:51PM -0400, Jon Akers alleged:
> 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?

I don't know about configuring this at the scheduler level (probably want to
ask that question on the moab list), but you can do it in pbs_server with the
max_user_queuable queue parameter.

Garrick Staples, GNU/Linux HPCC SysAdmin
University of Southern California

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