[Beowulf] Visualization toolkit to monitor scheduler performance

Vallard Benincosa vallard at benincosa.com
Tue Feb 16 10:43:22 EST 2010


pbstop is a great curses tool for TORQUE to get an idea of where jobs  
are allocated in a visual way



On Feb 16, 2010, at 7:28 AM, "Douglas Eadline" <deadline at eadline.org>  
wrote:

> For SGE:
>
> http://xml-qstat.org/index.html
>
> --
> Doug
>
>> Are there any generic "scheduler visualization" tools out there?
>> Sometimes I feel it'd be nice if I had a way to find out how my
>> sceduling was performing. i.e. blocks of empty procs; how fragmented
>> the job assignment was; large / small job split, utilization
>> efficiency, backfill status; etc. I use openpbs (torque) + maui and  
>> it
>> does have some text mode accounting reports. But sometimes they are
>> hard to digest and a birds eye view might be easier via a
>> visualization.
>>
>> I haven't found any toolkits yet. Of course, I could parse and plot
>> myself with a bunch of sed / awk / gnuplot but I don't want to
>> unnecessarily reinvent the wheel if I can avoid it. Also, I  
>> remembered
>> seeing some cool visualizations (quite animated at that) at one of  
>> the
>> supercomputing agencies a while ago but just can't seem to find which
>> one it was now that I need it. Admittedly, some of the visualizations
>> can sway more towards the "coolness" factor than actual insights but
>> still it's worth a shot.
>>
>> Any pointers or scripts other Beowulfers might have are greatly
>> appreciated.
>>
>> --
>> Rahul
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> Doug
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