[Bioclusters] limiting job memory size on G5s

Rayson Ho raysonlogin at yahoo.com
Mon Mar 7 14:06:59 EST 2005

I think SGE handles it by setting the hard limit at job startup time...

Run the following script inside SGE, what is the output??

ulimit -a


--- Barry J Mcinnes <Barry.J.Mcinnes at noaa.gov> wrote:
> Hi Chris,
> did you get anywhere with this request?
> We have tried a test PBS cluster and cannot get it to limit the 
> execution size either, although we are still trying to get them to 
> make this happen.
> Hi Barry,
> This is probably a Grid Engine issue; enforcing memory usage limits
> for
> the purpose of sending suspend/terminate signals etc. has long been
> part
> of the SGE feature set.
> You may want to post this message to the Grid Engine users mailing
> list:
>    users at gridengine.sunsource.net to see if anyone else is doing
> memory
> limit enforcement on Mac OS X with SGE 6
> I did a brief search through the open bug reports but did not see any
> open issues that match your problem.
> That said though, I've only seen jobs trip SGE queues into error
> state
> 'E' when the job itself failed in a spectacular manner. It's odd that
> it
> errors out several queues and the runs on a different box.
> If you are willing to share your test code I'd be interested in
> trying
> to replicate on one of the G5 clusters I have access to.
> Regards,
> Chris
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