[Beowulf] Arrival distribution to a typical beowulf system.

Greg Lindahl lindahl at pathscale.com
Tue Dec 13 02:57:16 EST 2005


On Mon, Dec 05, 2005 at 12:28:01PM +0000, enver ever wrote:

> Can we assume that the job arrivals to a typical Beowulf system can be 
> exponential?

I'm not sure if you're referring to the time that jobs are submitted,
or their size. Either way, I wouldn't assume a distribution, I'd think
that it really depends on who uses a system and what the policies are.
So the best approach would be to observe some clusters and use trace
data.

-- greg


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