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Re: [Condor-users] controlling memory intensive jobs
- Date: Fri, 6 Nov 2009 22:40:34 -0500
- From: Mag Gam <magawake@xxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: [Condor-users] controlling memory intensive jobs
I am curious about your dynamic policies now. At our lab these servers
are keep having memory problems .
I looked at http://www.redhat.com/docs/en-US/Red_Hat_Enterprise_MRG/1.1/html/Grid_User_Guide/chap-Grid_User_Guide-Dynamic_provisioning.html
and tried to setup dynamic provision.
I have a question about, SLOT_TYPE_X_PARTITIONABLE
What is "X" ? Do i need to do do this in my configuration?
for a 15 core box?
Also, do I also need to do this:
I have done condor_status -l but I don't see DynamicSlot=TRUE
On Thu, Sep 24, 2009 at 9:37 AM, Ian Chesal <ICHESAL@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> We have 10 servers which have 64GB of memory with 16 cores. We don't
>> want to have people to run all of their memory intensive jobs at once
>> since it would crash the box. What do condor admins typically do to
>> control this? so only 10 jobs runs on 10 different servers?
> I make all my users tell me up front how much memory their job needs to
> run. It's a rough guess, but enough to make sure Condor doesn't schedule
> too many memory intensive jobs on my machines. In the back end I bin the
> memory request so jobs are in one of 5 memory size estimate buckets.
> This makes them easier to deal with when planning machine setups. I
> don't allocate my machine resources evenly across slots. I unbalance
> them unpurpose to service the 5 bins of memory requirements accordingly.
> It can be less efficient if all the jobs in your queue are in the
> largest memory bin -- you end up with slots that are allocated with too
> little memory to run these going unused. But it's better than having
> jobs fail. And it'll hold until dynamic machine partitioning is
> mainstream in Condor.
> - Ian
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