[Beowulf] When is compute-node load-average "high" in the HPC context? Setting correct thresholds on a warning script.

Christopher Samuel samuel at unimelb.edu.au
Wed Sep 1 23:08:04 EDT 2010


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On 01/09/10 18:47, Reuti wrote:

> My impression was always (as there is a similar setting
> for the load_threshold in OGE), that it should limit the
> number of jobs on a big SMP machine when you oversubscribe
> by intention

Ah, I was purely talking about how the kernel counts tasks
in I/O wait as being part of the run queue (and thus showing
up in the load average).

cheers!
Chris
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 Christopher Samuel - Senior Systems Administrator
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