[gridengine users] "Packing" jobs on nodes

Reuti reuti at staff.uni-marburg.de
Tue Jun 7 14:46:03 UTC 2011

Am 07.06.2011 um 15:22 schrieb Dave Love:

> Reuti <reuti at staff.uni-marburg.de> writes:
>>> Apologies for the confusion.  However, that doesn't deaql with
>>> multi-level sorting on seqno and load.  In an inhomogeneous cluster,
>>> you typically want to sort by seqno (node type) first.  At
>>> least in that case, the second-level packing using slots for the load
>>> doesn't work for us in the serial case either.  There's a
>>> one-liner fix for the parallel case in the Univa repo, but I don't know
>>> what's the problem in the serial case.
>> To use "seqno" and as a second sort criteria "load" should work automatically. What behavior do you notice instead:
>> - only sorted by "slots"?
>> - only sorted by "seqno" ignoring the load? (Is it the same with the load_formula being np_load_avg or only with the consumable complex?)
> Seqno seems to work, but with slots for the load, jobs seem to end up on
> random hosts.  I don't know about with np_load_avg, though I guess its'
> worth trying inverting that to pefer most loaded (which won't work too
> wel with poorly-behaved jobs)

It would be interesting whether it's a general problem when using consumables instead of a real load. There was an issue about using consumables as thresholds, but that was fixed some time ago already.

-- Reuti

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