[Beowulf] scheduler policy design
toon.knapen at fft.be
Wed Apr 25 03:35:03 EDT 2007
Joe Landman wrote:
> If we can assign a priority to the jobs, so that "short" jobs get a
> higher priority than longer jobs, and jobs priority decreases
> monotonically with run length, and we can safely checkpoint them, and
> migrate them (via a virtual container) to another node, or restart them
> on one node ... then we have something nice from a throughput view point.
right on. This is also exactly what the scheduler in the OS is doing.
This approach thus just needs to be extrapolated to a whole cluster.
Does anyone know of any projects underway that are trying to accomplish
exactly this ?
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