[torqueusers] Limit number of users running jobs simultaneously?

David Beer dbeer at adaptivecomputing.com
Fri Jun 4 09:33:20 MDT 2010


I'm not sure if you use Moab or not, but Moab can be set up to check if relevant licenses are available. If you want to pursue that as a solution, please email me directly and I can help you get that set up (or put you in contact with people that can).


----- Original Message -----
> On Thu, Jun 3, 2010 at 3:55 PM, Gabe Turner <gabe at msi.umn.edu> wrote:
> > On Thu, Jun 03, 2010 at 05:52:32PM -0500, Gabe Turner wrote:
> >> We actually do do this (as terrible an idea as it may be) using the
> >> submission filter (see the Torque docs about how to enable the
> >> filter).
> >> It's pretty simple, but effective:
> >
> > Of course, even after readon your emails and Garrick's emails, I
> > _still_ didn't grok things. Now I see you don't want to limit number
> > of jobs
> > submitted.
> ...but I could do what I want through a submission filter that greps
> through qstat. It'd be hacky, but it could probably work.
> > In any case, you can do what you want using Maui or Moab. See info
> > about 'USERCFG[DEFAULT] MAXJOB' in the corresponding docs.
> Righto, thanks.
> We might just end up getting more user licenses anyhow, putting the
> number of user licenses higher than the number of users, which means I
> wouldn't have to worry about this at all. That is probably the easiest
> route for me, but the hardest route for whoever pays for those things
> here. :-)
> Cheers,
> Brad.
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David Beer | Senior Software Engineer
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