[torqueusers] Integrate different type nodes into one cluster

Prakash Velayutham prakash.velayutham at cchmc.org
Tue Jun 2 09:06:57 MDT 2009

You indeed can add those heterogenous nodes into the current Torque  
cluster you have without issues. Torque resource manager will  
automatically detect the different resources in the nodes.

For scheduling efficiency, I recommend at least switching to Maui for  
your needs.


On Jun 1, 2009, at 8:38 PM, Zerony Zhao wrote:

> Dear Torque users,
> My cluster with Torque runs very well since it is online. Now I have  
> more nodes to add. The tough problem is the new nodes is not same as  
> the old ones. It is has more memory and CPUs than the old nodes. The  
> CPUs are both of X64, but the old nodes use Intel Quad Core, the new  
> ones use AMD Opteron. Now my question is:
> 1 Can I integrate the new nodes into the old cluster, even they have  
> different type of CPUs and size of Memory?
> 2. If the answer is yes, how can I properly set the resource in  
> Torque without Moab and let the cluster running in efficient way?
> Could you tell me the related resource I can read? Thank you in  
> advance.
> ZZ
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