[torqueusers] Restrict queue to group?

Glen Beane glen.beane at gmail.com
Thu Apr 8 09:25:39 MDT 2010


On Thu, Apr 8, 2010 at 11:16 AM, Garrick Staples <garrick at usc.edu> wrote:

> On Thu, Apr 08, 2010 at 09:47:46AM -0500, Coyle, James J [ITACD] alleged:
> > time is secondary. (After all, what good is a parallel program that
> solves
> > your problem in 15 minutes after a wait in the queue of 48 hours, if you
> > could have solved the same problem on a desktop in 4 hours.)
>
> I tell that to people all the time. They get excited to use a "cluster" and
> go
> through this long allocation process to get access. Once on the cluster,
> all
> they run are some single-threaded programs. Why not just run that on your
> desktop?
>
>

We have people here that occasionally run one or two single-threaded
programs on our cluster, but in most cases it either needs lots of RAM or
will run for several days and they have a laptop that might not be powered
up or awake for the amount of time needed to solve the problem.
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