[torqueusers] Using Torque as a meta-scheduler over several clusters; any advice?

David Beer dbeer at adaptivecomputing.com
Mon Feb 6 10:59:42 MST 2012


James,

I don't know about a free version, but Moab has done grid scheduling for
years.

David

On Mon, Feb 6, 2012 at 10:56 AM, Coyle, James J [ITACD] <jjc at iastate.edu>wrote:

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>     Currently, we use a different head node for each cluster we deploy.***
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> The head node runs the server and scheduler.  I’ve been asked if it
> possible to ****
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> schedule several clusters from a single login node.  ****
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>     From a hardware standpoint, one could use virtual machines to
> accomplish****
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> this, but the idea was to somehow direct all the jobs from a single login
> node****
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> to somehow make it easier for users.****
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>    What is being described sounds a lot like a grid.****
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>    Has anyone done this?****
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>    Can schedulers run on the “head node” of each clusters with a single
> pbs_server****
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> running on the master head node to interact with the users? ****
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>    Is the way to do this to set specific properties on the nodes from
> specific clusters****
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> (cluster1, cluster2, …) to use MAUI and to have need_nodes set for
> different queues****
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> small_cluster1 … ?****
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>    Has someone “rolled their own” meta-scheduler?****
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> Thanks,****
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> **-         **Jim****
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> James Coyle, PhD****
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> High Performance Computing Group     ****
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>  Iowa State Univ.           phone: (515)-294-2099****
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> Ames, Iowa 50011           web: http://jjc.public.iastate.edu/****
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David Beer | Software Engineer
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