[Beowulf] VMC - Virtual Machine Console

Reuti reuti at staff.uni-marburg.de
Sun Jan 27 06:17:12 EST 2008


Hi,

Am 21.01.2008 um 04:20 schrieb Rayson Ho:

> On Jan 18, 2008 5:53 PM, Bernard Li <bernard at vanhpc.org> wrote:
>> -- but I'd also like to hear whether there are any general  
>> performance
>> benefits to setting CPU affinity.  Do major schedulers support this?
>> Would this help with embarrassingly parallel jobs VS large MPI  
>> jobs on
>> manycore machines?
>
> I am working on adding processor affinity support for serial and
> parallel jobs for Grid Engine, and I am working with the OpenMPI
> developers to define an interface.
>
> http://gridengine.sunsource.net/servlets/BrowseList? 
> list=dev&by=thread&from=27044
> http://www.open-mpi.org/community/lists/devel/2008/01/2949.php
> http://www.open-mpi.org/community/lists/devel/2008/01/2964.php
>
> BTW, LSF 7.0.2 supports processor affinity for serial jobs. However,
> supporting processor affinity for serial jobs is only useful when the
> OS scheduler is dumb...

independent from any timing benefits: it will help to prevent users  
to use more than the one granted slot. Some parallel libs are just  
forking or using threads and don't need any qrsh to spawn a parallel  
job. Nasty users can just use OpenMP with a thread count greater than  
1 for now.

-- Reuti
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