[gridengine users] a way to selectively run queued jobs?

Michael Stauffer mgstauff at gmail.com
Thu Nov 3 17:13:19 UTC 2016

On Thu, Nov 3, 2016 at 1:06 PM, Reuti <reuti at staff.uni-marburg.de> wrote:

> > […]
> >
> > Thanks Reuti. This is basically what I've been doing, except that I
> right out the rqs's to a file that I load using qconf. The issue is that
> temporarily changing individual quotas will be much more complicated now.
> > I've had an idea though: I could create a project that's just for
> temporary quota increases. It could be one for each user or just a single
> one and change the ACL for it. But in either case, the project and/or ACL
> would be modified or created on the fly as needed along with rqs's for
> slots and memory, and then I could use qalter on desired queued jobs to
> redirect them to this project so the'll run. Does that sound reasonable?
> Yes, this sounds good. The temporary project can always stay in the RQS as
> first rule, as usually there are no jobs which would be matched by it. And
> unless it's in use, you could set it to 0 slots so that no user can take
> advantage of it by specifying the project on its own. Do you need the
> accounting per project? AFAICS this can't be changed back once the job
> started.

No, we're not using accounting so should be good. We just use projects to
limit resource consumption based on users and the groups they belong to.

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