[gridengine users] RQS Help

Reuti reuti at staff.uni-marburg.de
Wed Jun 27 23:52:34 UTC 2012

Am 28.06.2012 um 01:43 schrieb Ray Spence:

> On Wed, Jun 27, 2012 at 4:39 PM, Reuti <reuti at staff.uni-marburg.de> wrote:
> Am 28.06.2012 um 01:29 schrieb Ray Spence:
> > > I think I'm coming to understand how SGE must be configured to restrict job memory
> > > usage. Our goal is to have one common queue with no memory/slots limits and one
> > > higher priority queue with memory and slots (h_vmem=128G, slots=32) limits. My understanding is that the only way to do this is to make h_vmem and slots globally (?)
> >
> > On the same exechosts? How should SGE know which jobs are allowed to run, if only the ones running in the high priority queue are requesting h_vmem and others could use any memory they want? The management of resources is the goal of SGE.
> >
> > I'm using slotwise subordination for SGE to give the h.q priority over the l.q.
> This won't free any resources besides slots. Memory and/or disk space like in $TMPDIR is still used up for suspended tasks.
> oh yes, I know. And there is no apparent way around this unless I find a way to tell SGE to
> checkpoint jobs instead of suspend in these cases.


> Any advice on that idea? Not worth it? 

You can only define a large swap space (maybe up to the size of the builtin memory) and once the suspended processes are swapped out the real memory is available for the running ones.

-- Reuti

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