Re: master node not in qstat
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> Setup a cluster today (0.93.2) and suddenly noticed that the
> 'master' node was not being reported in a "qstat -f" command and
> was not accepting run jobs from the queue . . . i.e., with 12 nodes
> x 8 cpus each (96), when 96 jobs are submitted, only 88 run (nodes
> 1-11) while 8 remain in the queue waiting.
> I tried restarting the cluster using the 'sge' plugin to manually
> ensure that master_is_exec_host was set to 'True'. But the result
> was the same: 88 running - 8 waiting.
Thanks for testing and reporting. I can confirm this bug and have
created an issue on github. I should have a hotfix release 0.93.3
out tonight specifically to fix this.
> But this brings up a future request. I would like to be able to run
> a cluster of 8-core servers, but have the MASTER as a non_exec node
> BUT with a different configuration (simple 2-cores, m1.large) just
> to handle file and job monitoring tasks independent of the cluster
> activity. Anyway, I know you've put more work than I can imagine
> into configuring and maintaining this package. I'm deeply
> appreciative of your skills and dedication. So I don't want to seem
> ungrateful by requesting a feature that is more of a luxury than
> anything else. Just file it aside.
You can already customize the master node's instance type and image id
by setting the following in your cluster config:
MASTER_IMAGE_ID = ami-#######
In general MASTER_INSTANCE_TYPE and MASTER_IMAGE_ID default to
NODE_INSTANCE_TYPE and NODE_IMAGE_ID respectively if not specified.
You can also specify these at command line:
$ starcluster start -I m1.large -m ami-####### mycluster
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Received on Fri Mar 09 2012 - 18:04:13 EST