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Re: [HTCondor-users] Same random value for batches of N jobs within a larger cluster?
- Date: Wed, 15 Nov 2017 14:07:23 +0000
- From: Michael Pelletier <Michael.V.Pelletier@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: [HTCondor-users] Same random value for batches of N jobs within a larger cluster?
> -----Original Message-----
> From: HTCondor-users [mailto:htcondor-users-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf
> Of Steffen Grunewald
> Sent: Wednesday, November 15, 2017 3:11 AM
> Wouldn't a two-level DAG do the trick? First-level jobs create random
> numbers, delegate them to the next level? This probably wouldn't be
> possible within the submit context, but there are files...
> Just a quick thought,
A DAG did occur to me, but I figure if I'm going to write a script to do the submission anyway, I was thinking I may as well just write a single submit description with multiple queue statements with seed updates between each one.
However, it looks like that wouldn't work either, because $RANDOM_INTEGER is evaluated for each queue instance, even if you assign it to another variable.
So looks like maybe DAG is the way to go.