[Bioclusters] How to setup fair_share schedule in OpenPBS

Rayson Ho bioclusters@bioinformatics.org
Fri, 24 Sep 2004 18:16:39 -0700 (PDT)

--- Guishan Zheng <gzheng@emory.edu> wrote:
> Recently, we got a new PC cluster and use OpenPBS 2.3 to manage all
> jobs to be executed. OpenPBS is a new stuff to our administration 
> group.

If you are starting to learn OpenPBS, and no other users have
experience with it, then I would suggest you not to use OpenPBS at

You should use GridEngine, which is also free and opensource, but more
modern and the development is more active, and more features and more
active users.



> Currently, we use
> all default setup in OpenPBS and thus as we've known, the scheduler
> would be
> FIFO and the policy is FIFO, which is not fair as we understood.
> Thus, it would
> be nice for us to use fair_share rule, which would make whole system
> resource be
> fair and more efficiently used by all users. However, we are not 100%
> sure
> whether the only change is change option of "fair_share" from "false"
> to "true"
> in file sched_config on PBS server. What else we should do for making
> this
> "fair_share" working? Is there better rule than fair_share to make
> all user have
> fair share of system resources?
> As well, it would be nice for all users to know what is the order of
> their jobs
> in the queue, from which they could know when the jobs from
> themselves would be
> picked up. Is there any command could show this? What's the meaning
> of SessID? 
> I appreciate your attention and all response.
> Thanks a lot.
> Guishan Zheng
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