Fwd: [Mauiusers] August Newsletter

Rayson Ho raysonlogin at yahoo.com
Fri Aug 2 15:26:27 EDT 2002


FYI,

Rayson

--- help at supercluster.org wrote:
> MAUI Newsletter -  August
> Optimizing your Compute Resources 
> ______________________________________________________
> Supercluster.org/Cluster Resources Inc.
> ______________________________________________________
> 
> Dear user,
> 
>   In today's newsletter we are announcing  MAUI 3.2.4, availability 
> of a PDF version of the MAUI SCHEDULER 3.2 Administration manual, 
> integrated support of MAUI SCHEDULER in Clubmask and more.  
> 
> ***  View online at
> http://supercluster.org/maui/newsletters/aug2002.html ***
> 
> News/Announcements:
> 
> 1.  MAUI SCHEDULER 3.2.4 development advances
> 2.  MAUI SCHEDULER Administration Manual now available in PDF format
> 3.  Maui support integrated into Clubmask (Installation and
> management tool)
> 4.  Bug Tracking - Please use Bugzilla
> 5.  CLUSTER RESOURCES, INC. - Free consultation offer
> 
>
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> MAUI 3.2.4 Development Advances
> 
>   Has it appeared like things were a little quiet at the Supercluster
>  
> site?  Forget about it!  Things have never been busier!  The most 
> significant round of enhancements ever undertaken is nearing
> completion 
> so as to provide you with an infrastructure capable of supporting
> even 
> more powerful scheduling facilities.  What's in Maui 3.2.4?  For 
> starters, new job preemption facilities, node availability policies, 
> improved job priority control, and an entirely new way of managing
> node 
> allocation policies.  Also, this version includes better security, 
> generalized resource manager interfaces, and new XML based user 
> interfaces.  Maui 3.2.4 is currently in the tail end of its alpha
> test.  
> Please contact us at help at supercluster.org if you would like to 
> participate or if you have any feedback regarding use of this
> version.
> 
>   What's over the horizon?  Maui 3.2.5 is just getting started.  
> What 
> does it hold?  Current plans include support for 'per job' task 
> distribution and node allocation policies, support for resource 
> 'preferences', built-in web server interface for direct display of
> common 
> commands, threading to catch more resource manager failures, support
> for 
> SGE (really, its coming, the SGE developers promised the needed 
> interface!), PBS 5.2, Loadleveler 3.1, and IA32/IA64.  Further, 
> enhancements  will be in place in the areas of backfill, the
> allocation 
> management interface, and QOS support.  This version should be
> available 
> before the Supercomputing '02 conference
>  
>   If you have special interest in any of these areas of
> functionality, 
> please drop us a note so we can incorporate your ideas.
> 
>
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> MAUI SCHEDULER Admin Manual now available in PDF
> (http://www.supercluster.org/documentation)
> 
>   Due to broad market acceptance of MAUI SCHEDULER, use of the 
> Administration Manual has grown very significantly, with over 10,000
> hits 
> a month.  In order to save you time we have gone through the work of 
> providing this document in PDF form as well.  As MAUI SCHEDULER is 
> updated, we will update both the PDF and HTML versions.  If you chose
> to 
> print the almost 300 page document or elements of it, be sure to
> visit 
> the documentation site often so as to learn about the latest
> additions/modifications.
> 
>   Also, due to the continued rate of development, 'per version' admin
> 
> manuals will be made available soon.  Links will be added to these
> per 
> version admin manuals as they become generally availalble.
> 
>
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> Maui support integrated into Clubmask (Installation and management
> tool)
> 
> Clubmask is an installation and management software toolset intended
> to 
> perform the following tasks: 
> 1.   Installation of a cluster from raw hardware. 
> 2.   Management of a cluster in terms of collections of machines, or
> roles. 
> 3.   Job Manager with full Maui scheduling support.
> 
> To find more about this toolset please visit:
> http://.clubmask.sourceforge.net
> 
>
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> Bug Tracking - Please use Bugzilla
> 
> As mentioned in the previous newsletter, due to the growth of users
> of 
> the MAUI SCHEDULER, we would like to encourage users to take
> advantage of 
> the Bugzilla bug tracking system found at
> www.supercluster.org/help_desk.  
> This will allow better tracking, and improved service.  We hope the 
> mauiusers mailing list will continue to be used as a conduit for
> sharing 
> ideas, configurations, and needs as well as asking questions in
> general.
> 
>
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> CLUSTER RESOURCES INC. - Free consultation offer
> 
> Call CLUSTER RESOURCES, INC. today (801) 873-3400 and get a free 
> consultation on what MAUI SCHEDULER and SILVER can do for you and how
> 
> best to deploy it within your environment.  The Catch: It's Free, but
> we 
> will better understand your needs and you will better understand what
> it 
> can do for you and how our services can make your implementation more
> successful.
> 
> The founders of Supercluster.org formed CLUSTER RESOURCES INC., in an
> 
> effort to provide customers access to professional services
> supporting 
> their use of MAUI SCHEDULER, & SILVER.  See www.clusterresources.com
> for details.
> 
>
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> Tips & Tricks:
> 
> Special Reservation Flags (SRFLAGS) - *New flags added in MAUI
> SCHEDULER 3.2
> 
> This allows you to associate attributes/flags to special
> reservations, so 
> that for example you could limit access to resources within a
> reservation 
> to only those who explicitly request it by name (byname).  Other
> flags 
> include *singleuse, *slideforward and force.  Lists must follow a 
> colon-delimited format.  For more details see the Managing
> Reservations 
> section of the online admin manual.
> 
> ResourceLimitPolicy - New policy in MAUI SCHEDULER 3.2
> 
> This allows you to specify how MAUI SCHEDULER should handle jobs
> which 
> utilize more resources than they request.  For example, you could
> cancel 
> all jobs that exceed their requested memory limits, or you could
> suspend 
> all jobs that exceed their possessor limits.  The format is as
> follows 
> <POLICY>:<ACTION>:<RESOURCE>[:<RESOURCE>]...  Permitted policies
> include 
> ALWAYS, EXTENDVIOLATION, or BLOCKEDWORKLOADONLY.  Actions may include
> 
> CANCEL, REQUEUE or SUSPEND, and resources may be one or more of the 
> following: PROC, DISK, SWAP, or MEM.
> 
>
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> Highlight/Did you Know:
> 
> Did you know downloads of MAUI SCHEDULER have increased more than 60%
> per 
> year with over 1,500 downloads in just the last 4 months.
> 
> ______________________________________________________
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