[torqueusers] Nodes that pbs reports are busy which are actually running a job

Rahul Nabar rpnabar at gmail.com
Thu Aug 12 13:14:29 MDT 2010


On Thu, Aug 12, 2010 at 4:56 AM, Rushton Martin <JMRUSHTON at qinetiq.com> wrote:
> Be careful about assuming that one user = one job.  When our new cluster
> was delivered someone had configured the epilogue to kill off all
> processes belonging to the user, but with 8 or 16 cores per node we were
> caught when one user had several jobs running.  The first job to finish
> killed off the user's other jobs.

We only allot full nodes. So a user gets a full 8-core node and never
in parts. So, one node, one user, one job. Thus that danger is not
present in my case.

-- 
Rahul


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