[gridengine users] Per-host licensing?
hugh.macdonald at nvizible.com
Sun Jan 15 16:49:00 UTC 2012
On 30/12/11 10:03, Reuti wrote:
> Am 29.12.2011 um 22:24 schrieb Dave Love:
>> Reuti<reuti at staff.uni-marburg.de> writes:
>>> Am 29.12.2011 um 06:15 schrieb Ciaran Wills:
>>>> I'm pretty new to grid engine, but have been getting along ok setting up a small rendering farm with the version packaged with Fedora 16. Here's a question though:
>>>> I have software that is licensed per host - I can run as many instances as I like on a host and they will consume a single license. But I can't figure out how to set this limitation up in grid engine; I assume it can be done with complexes but can't get my head around how to do it. Any ideas?
>>> unfortunatelly there is no direct support for this kind of licensing. It was discussed already on the list, to support for a consumable besides YES/NO and JOB the behavior of HOST and HOSTONCE:
>>> http://arc.liv.ac.uk/pipermail/gridengine-users/2010-November.txt (please search for HOSTONCE)
>> Is that adequately covered by existing issues like
>> https://arc.liv.ac.uk/trac/SGE/ticket/622 or does it need another one?
> On the one hand: yes, it's covered by this. Like the overall slot count on a machine (which can be set up in the exechost definiton or an RQS), both ways would work. It's a matter of taste how to set it up finally (request a resource because of HOSTONCE or request a queue because of the RQS).
> Having too many fundamental limits in the RQS might give long ouptuts. Therefore I came up with:
> -- Reuti
While this would give a solution to the topic under discussion, I do
think that having a resource that is consumed per-host would still be a
cleaner solution, and would fit in with how pretty much every other type
of licensing is done (to the best of my knowledge, anyway!)
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>>>> Oh, and a side question - I'm confused about the proliferation of
>>>> versions. Which grid engine is actually in the Fedora 16
>>>> distribution? Is it the last Sun open source one or one of the
>> Search for %changelog in this output for the details:
>> rpm2cpio gridengine-6.2u5-5.fc15.src.rpm | cpio --to-stdout -i gridengine.spec
>> You definitely don't want that version if you run tightly-integrated
>> parallel jobs, but there's a one-line fix for the bug (posts passim).
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