[Beowulf] Prioritising Pending Jobs from different queues

John Hearns john.hearns at streamline-computing.com
Wed Dec 14 05:52:54 EST 2005


On Mon, 2005-12-05 at 22:34 +1000, Jenno Claesson wrote:
> Hi,
> Just re-asking a question for which I forgot to mention I was using the Sun 
> Grid Engine.
> 
> My question surrounds the submission of jobs into two separate queues,
> assuming I have only one host on which to run the jobs.
> 
> If I have two queues, is there a way that I can have jobs submitted in one
> queue, run before jobs that were previously submitted in another queue.  I
> am happy to wait for any currently running jobs to finish, and as such I
> don't really want to use subordinate_list, because I do not want to effect
> any running jobs.  All I want to do, is ensure that the job in my "high
> priority" queue, is the next job to be run from the "Pending Jobs" list.
Serves me right - I should read the entire post before replying!


> I also don't want to have to use the -p option at submit time.  
And why not?m If that is the facility which does the task you want,
ie. sorts your jobs in priority, when why the heck not use it?

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