[gridengine users] "Packing" jobs on nodes

James Gladden gladden at chem.washington.edu
Fri May 27 23:54:58 UTC 2011


Thanks for clarifying this.


On 5/27/2011 12:56 PM, Reuti wrote:
> Hi,
> Am 27.05.2011 um 21:09 schrieb James Gladden:
>> I have no such explicit resource quota configuration (as describe 
>> below) on my systems, yet no host slot over-subscription occurs.  I 
>> just tried the experiment on an 8 slot node with two queues 
>> assigned.  When I submit jobs to the specific queue instances 
>> associated with that execution host, the first 8 jobs I submit get 
>> dispatched to the node while the remainder (from either of the two 
>> queues) wait in the "qw" state.
>> The only thing I have done to facilitate this behavior is to set the 
>> value of the consumable "slots" resource for each execution host to 8 
>> (which happens to be the number of cores on each execution host).  
>> Presumably if I had wanted to allow over-subscription, or utilize 
>> hyper-threading, I could set the value to something larger.
>> My conclusion is that enforcing the "slots" resource limit on hosts 
>> is the default behavior for SGE.  Has anyone actually observed 
>> different behavior?
> no, but you defined the limit already when you set the slot in the 
> exechost definition. Whether you define it there or as an RQS is 
> mostly personal taste. Using an RQS has the advantage that some queues 
> can be excluded from the slot count, hence they are always available 
> for special setup purposes.
> -- Reuti
>> James Gladden
>> On 5/18/2011 1:48 PM, Dave Love wrote:
>>> "Hung-ShengTsao (Lao Tsao) Ph.D."<laotsao at gmail.com>  writes:
>>>> as a side remark
>>>> since you configure 3 queues for each host , in order not to over 
>>>> subscribe the
>>>> cpu(h_slots)
>>>> you will need to define h_slots as consumable complex
>>>> see this paper http://www.sun.com/blueprints/0607/820-1695.pdf
>>> ??
>>> All you need to avoid over-subscription, whatever the queue defs, is
>>> $ qconf -srqs host-slots
>>> {
>>>    name         host-slots
>>>    description  "restrict slots to core count"
>>>    enabled      TRUE
>>>    limit        hosts {*} to slots=$num_proc
>>> }
>>> assumong the default slots definition
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