Hi,

sure I can just kill those jobs, but this is exactly what I'd like to avoid.

Thanks
  Dietmar

On 8/27/19 10:48 AM, Reuti wrote:
> Hi,
> 
>> Am 26.08.2019 um 14:15 schrieb Dietmar Rieder <dietmar.rie...@i-med.ac.at>:
>>
>> Hi,
>>
>> may be this is a stupid question, but I'd like to limit the used/usable
>> number of cores to the number of slots that were reserved for a job.
>>
>> We often see that people reserve 1 slot, e.g. "qsub -pe smp 1 [...]"
>> but their program is then running in parallel on multiple cores. How can
>> this be prevented? Is it possible that with reserving only one slot a
>> process can not utilize more than this?
> 
> Can't you just kill their jobs? They will learn to comply with the site's 
> policy.
> 
> This can of course also happen by accident as applications like Gaussian or 
> ORCA have the number of to be used cores inside the input file (although 
> Gaussian has nowadays a command line option for it too).
> 
> We use a job generator which will also copy at runtime an "adjusted" input 
> file for the job to $TMPDIR and uses this one. Hence whatever the users put 
> inside the input file: the number of slots will be corrected in the copy of 
> the input file to the number of granted slots. Let me know if you would like 
> to get them.
> 
> -- Reuti
> 
> 
>> I was told the this should be possible in slurm (which we don't have,
>> and to which we don't want to switch to currently).
>>
>> Thanks
>> Dietmar
>>
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>> Biocenter - Institute of Bioinformatics
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Biocenter - Institute of Bioinformatics
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