[Beowulf] scheduler policy design

Chris Samuel csamuel at vpac.org
Wed Apr 25 09:41:16 EDT 2007


On Wed, 25 Apr 2007, Mark Hahn wrote:

> hell no.  only a few users even have a guess about how long their
> job will run, let alone what it will actually do (in mem or IO usage).

Our users are roughly split into 3 groups, those who have a reasonable idea of 
how long their job will run, those who haven't enough experience to guess (or 
to know that they can't) and those who run jobs whose runtime is extremely 
dependant on the data and can't be predicted beforehand.

But then some of our users haven't had to use the command line before.

-- 
 Christopher Samuel - (03)9925 4751 - VPAC Deputy Systems Manager
 Victorian Partnership for Advanced Computing http://www.vpac.org/
 Bldg 91, 110 Victoria Street, Carlton South, VIC 3053, Australia

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