[torqueusers] Limit number of users running jobs simultaneously?

Brad Cavanagh brad.cavanagh at gmail.com
Fri Jun 4 10:13:18 MDT 2010


Hi David,

Thanks for the offer of assistance, but we currently use Maui. Should
this change, I'll get in touch.

Cheers,
 Brad.

On Fri, Jun 4, 2010 at 8:33 AM, David Beer <dbeer at adaptivecomputing.com> wrote:
> Brad,
>
> 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).
>
> David
>
> ----- 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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