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Re: [Condor-users] memory "sharing" question

> I have dual CPU computers, with 2 Gb RAM. So the Ad says that 
> each CPU has 1 Gb : Does that mean that if a process need 
> more memory than 1 Gb, it won't get it ? or will it get this 
> "over"-memory ?

If the job requirements (some of which are automatically produced)
say that it needs > 1Gb, I don't think it'll get matched.
> How would it be possible to declare that a CPU has 2 Gb ?
> Because, on the opposite, I have processes which don't use 
> any memory (or really little), so, in the best world, I could 
> run 2 processes on 2 cpus, one with almost 2 GB Ram, and one 
> with almost nothing. But, I don't want to book the CPU for 
> only these kinds of jobs, sometimes I don't have any, so the 
> CPU must be free for other purposes...

What would be nice would be an option to allow jobs to have dynamic memory
depending on what job was already there, but I don't think that is possible.
You would then advertise jobs as having a SHARED_MAXMEMORY between the processors.

Current alternatives include:

* As now - pretend each proc has a max of 1Gb each.
* (for if you have predominantly large jobs), pretend each node has 1 proc only with 2Gb
* Pretend you have> 1Gb on each node by setting MEMORY yourself
* Set one to 1.5Gb and the other to 0.5Gb, so smaller jobs go to one proc and larger to the

There may be other ways, this is best I can do for now.