Re: StarCluster Digest, Vol 49, Issue 1
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Have you looked at the qsub man page -hold_jid option? You can give it
multiple jids or jobnames (or regex patterns).
This preso has a couple of examples:
Best of luck,
On Sun, Sep 1, 2013 at 6:26 AM, <starcluster-request_at_mit.edu> wrote:
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> 1. SGE priorities and job dependency (Jacob Barhak)
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> From: Jacob Barhak <jacob.barhak_at_gmail.com>
> To: "starcluster_at_mit.edu" <starcluster_at_mit.edu>
> Date: Sun, 1 Sep 2013 02:19:12 -0500
> Subject: [StarCluster] SGE priorities and job dependency
> Does someone have experience with the SGE scheduler that comes with
> StarCluster? Experienced enough to figure out how make a dependent job
> launch before other jobs once its dependencies are gone?
> I have been trying to give the dependent job a high priority, yet it seems
> the scheduler ignores this and launches the jobs in FIFO order.
> Here is a simplified description of my problem. Lets say I have 100k jobs.
> The first 50k are generating files in a shared directory and the last 50k
> are processing those files and deleting them.
> Jobs 1-50000 are independent while job 50001 is dependent on job 50000 and
> job 50000+n is dependent on job n.
> I tried lowering the priority of the first 50k jobs using qsub -p -100. I
> was hoping to get the effect of job 1 completing and since job 50001
> dependency was satisfied and has the highest priority then it would be
> launched next. The idea is to perform cleanup of the file after each job -
> otherwise too many files can accumulate in a shared directory and may slow
> down the NFS I/O significantly - not to mention disk space.
> However, I cannot get this behavior from SGE on a single test machine
> outside StarCluster. So I assume this needs some special configuration.
> I am trying to avoid the I/O bottleneck I experienced on the cloud due to
> too many files in a shared directory.
> Can someone help with this without changing the order if the jobs when
> being launched?
> I hope there is a simple one line / qsub option for this.
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