[Bioclusters] Clusters for bioinformatics... Some numbers

Jeremy Mann jeremy@bioc09.v19.uthscsa.edu
Thu, 30 Aug 2001 11:06:03 -0500 (CDT)

> Hi Jim,
>> A cluster of client workstations, using the clients idle cycles, works
>> great until your thesis / CFO's budget / experimental results get
>> destroyed by an errant batch process. 
> Can you please clarify this???
> It's clear that I would not submit my "latex" or "emacs" or "xmgrace" 
> job to the queue.  Do you mean that those non-batched jobs could be 
> killed by batched jobs?

The perfect reason to run Condor standard universe jobs and checkpointing.
If one node coughs, it sends the job to another node.

Jeremy Mann