[torqueusers] pbs_sched only few jobs running

Glen Beane glen.beane at gmail.com
Fri Sep 3 10:29:46 MDT 2010


On Fri, Sep 3, 2010 at 5:43 AM, Frederick Kramer
<kramer at ikf.uni-frankfurt.de> wrote:
> Hi there,
>
> we have a small cluster set up with around 20 CPU cores.
> Currently we are facing the following problem: The queues are filled with a few hundred jobs but only 8 are running. pbsnodes says that the nodes are free.
>
> How can I find out what's wrong?
> Or is this a common problem?


what is your pbs_sched configuration?  I am mostly curious about the
"strict_fifo" and "help_starving_jobs" option


 This is basically a FIFO scheduler, you may want to switch to Maui,
which has backfilling capabilities.


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