[torqueusers] Submitting very short jobs
lukas.grossar at uni-graz.at
Sun Oct 28 00:43:15 MDT 2012
On 10/28/2012 05:09 AM, Jon Tegner wrote:
> we have for a long time used maui/torque, and it has worked really well
> for out applications (mpi-jobs with many cores and execution times of
> But, we have other applications which instead consists of
> hundreds/thousands of single core very short applications (a few seconds).
> Haven't tried yet, but I imagine that due overhead it would be
> inefficient to use maui/torque in the same way as we have done previously.
I have no idea about the overhead problem, but running short single-core
jobs in an environment of long multi-core jobs sound like a good
application for the backfill algorithm in Maui.
> I'm sure I'm not the first one with this kind of problem, and am just
> wondering if there are any best practices regarding this kind of problem.
Hope this helps!
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