[gridengine users] avoiding that all slots in a queue are taken

William Hay w.hay at ucl.ac.uk
Tue Jul 2 13:29:59 UTC 2013


On Tue, 2013-07-02 at 10:20 +0000, Riccardo Murri wrote:
> Hello,
> 
> We have a queue that is reserved for short-duration jobs (runtime less
> than 30 minutes).  The idea is that there should (almost) always be
> slots free in the queue for people to run test jobs and compilers.
> 
> However, test jobs also include parallel jobs, and here's the problem:
> one can easily fill up all slots in the queue by submitting a parallel
> job.  By submitting an array of parallel jobs, the queue can be
> occupied by a single user for a long time.
> 
> Is it possible to configure the SGE scheduler to limit the number of
> slots that are allocated to a single user in a specific queue?  We're
> using SGE 6.2u5.
> 
> Thanks for any suggestion.
> 
This sounds like something for resource quotas should be able to handle.

man sge_resource_quota

William

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