[Beowulf] Re: pe's with SGE 6.0
dag at sonsorol.org
Tue Mar 15 06:25:23 EST 2005
Parallel environments (PE's) are "mostly" the same in Grid Engine 6 vs
5.3 in my experience.
The main "gotcha" difference is that in SGE 6 you tell the *qeueue* the
list of PE's it is able to support while in SGE 5 the opposite occured
-- the PE itself was configured with a list of queues that it was active
in. The other addition is the "urgency_slots" param (I think) which was
not in SGE 5.3.
If you had PE definitions or deployment scripts that worked in SGE 5.3
but not in 6 it may be due to the above. The "pe_list" parameter has
moved from the PE object itself and into the queue configuration.
For SGE 6 there are still the usual PVM and MPI templates and examples
that come with the distribution. Just look in $SGE_ROOT/pvm/ and
Reuti also just updated the Grid Engine tight LAMMPI HOWTO which is here:
Back to PE's ...
This is what a generic loosely integrated MPICH PE would look like in SGE 6:
> workgroupcluster:~ admin$ qconf -sp mpich
> pe_name mpich
> slots 512
> user_lists NONE
> xuser_lists NONE
> start_proc_args /common/sge/mpi/startmpi.sh $pe_hostfile
> stop_proc_args /common/sge/mpi/stopmpi.sh
> allocation_rule $fill_up
> control_slaves FALSE
> job_is_first_task TRUE
> urgency_slots min
Note that there is no list of queues that the PE runs in. This has moved.
The "pe_list" is now part of the queue configuration:
> workgroupcluster:~ admin$ qconf -sq all.q
> qname all.q
> hostlist @allhosts
> seq_no 0
> load_thresholds np_load_avg=1.75
> suspend_thresholds NONE
> nsuspend 1
> suspend_interval 00:05:00
> priority 0
> min_cpu_interval 00:05:00
> processors UNDEFINED
> qtype BATCH INTERACTIVE
> ckpt_list NONE
> pe_list make mpich
> rerun FALSE
< .... SNIP .... >
I've tried to list the differences between Grid Engine 5 and Grid Engine
6 at this URL:
Not sure if I got it all but feedback/corrections are welcome.
Glen Otero wrote:
> I think I broke something while playing with grid engine 6.0,
> pvm-3.4.4-19, and mpich2. Anyone have pvm and mpi/mpich templates that
> they know work in creating pe's with SGE 6.0?
> Glen Otero Ph.D.
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