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Re: SGE clarification and 2 questions

From: Justin Riley <no email>
Date: Mon, 20 Dec 2010 20:54:13 -0500

On 12/20/10 7:46 PM, Boris Fain wrote:
> For SGE we tried ami ami-a5c42dcc but only once, so we don't know
> whether the error is reproducible.

Hmmm OK not sure what the issue might have been. Let me know if it
happens again.

> I noticed you had an s3fs wrapper in the repository. Is this something
> that will be controllable in the future
> from the config file? Next release?

I hadn't planned on it, it's just a convenience script for when I use
s3fs. Haven't used s3fs in a while. Not sure if it's generally useful or
not. I would like to add a put/get sort of command for transferring
files to/from clusters so maybe this could also upload/download from s3?

> And also the load balancing. It says it's already available in the
> newest snapshot. Do you have an example config file
> that controls the max/min number?
The config hasn't been implemented yet but you can control max/min nodes
at the command line:

$ starcluster loadbalance --help
StarCluster - ( (v. 0.9999)
Software Tools for Academics and Researchers (STAR)
Please submit bug reports to

Usage: loadbalance <cluster_tag>

     Start the SGE Load Balancer.

   -h, --help show this help message and exit
   -p, --plot Plot usage data at each iteration
   -i INTERVAL, --interval=INTERVAL
                         Polling interval for load balancer
   -m MAX_NODES, --max_nodes=MAX_NODES
                         Maximum # of nodes in cluster
   -w WAIT_TIME, --job_wait_time=WAIT_TIME
                         Maximum wait time for a job before adding nodes,
   -a ADD_PI, --add_nodes_per_iter=ADD_PI
                         Number of nodes to add per iteration
   -k KILL_AFTER, --kill_after=KILL_AFTER
                         Minutes after which a node can be killed
   -s STAB, --stabilization_time=STAB
                         Seconds to wait before cluster stabilizes
   -l LOOKBACK_WIN, --lookback_window=LOOKBACK_WIN
                         Minutes to look back for past job history
   -n MIN_NODES, --min_nodes=MIN_NODES
                         Minimum number of nodes in cluster

$ starcluster loadbalance mycluster -m 10 -n 3


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