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[Condor-users] How to limit max. jobs from user
- Date: Mon, 3 Jul 2006 16:46:29 +0800 (HKT)
- From: Kwan Wing Keung <hcxckwk@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: [Condor-users] How to limit max. jobs from user
Recently we have established a CONDOR pool of Windows XP PCs to supplement
our HPC services that are running in a Linux cluster.
For most of the users we handled, the migration is extremely smooth.
However it is so smooth that some of them are now addicted to submission
of huge amount of jobs routinely. In the old days they performed
simulations at every 0.5 interval, now they perform simulations at every
0.1 interval. A typcial submission is at around 300+ sub-jobs (just a
single statement "queue 300" will do), each sub-job taking 5-10 hours of
My questions are therefore:
(1) Is there any way to limit the maximum total of sub-jobs running per
(2) Is there any way to limit the maximum sub-process that a single
submission can spawn out?
(3) Is there any way, as the Condor administrator, to just allows the
execution for the first 20 sub-jobs from user A (i.e. holding up all other
sub-jobs of the same "cluster"), then allows the first 20-sub-jobs from
user B to start?
Thanks in advance.
University of Hong Kong