hey, i just wanted to remind of the new rule effective immediately. longjobs are now limited to 3 days. best, thomas On 09.04.2014 11:00, Thomas Hartmann wrote: > hello, > effective tomorrow, there will be a new limit for longjobs of 3 days. > > why are we doing this? basically, jobs that run forever are a problem > because of two reasons: > > 1. fair division of resources is worse the longer the jobs are. > 2. when we need to do maintenance on a cluster node, we would want to > avoid killing your jobs. so we would have to disable the node (so no > more jobs get started there) and then wait until the last job has > finished. if a job takes 10 days, we would have to wait 10 days and the > node would be usable by others. > > if you have any questions or comments, you are welcome to share your > thoughts with us. > > best, > thomas > -- Dr. Thomas Hartmann CIMeC - Center for Mind/Brain Sciences Università degli Studi di Trento via delle Regole, 101 38060 Mattarello (TN) ITALY Tel: +39 0461 28 2779 Fax: +39 0461 28 3066 Email: thomas.hartmann@xxxxxxxx Homepage: http://sites.google.com/site/obobcimec/ "I am a brain, Watson. The rest of me is a mere appendix. " (Arthur Conan Doyle) ---- You receive this message because you are using the HNC Invincible Cluster at the CIMeC in Mattarello. This list is used to communicate important announcements like maintenance, reboots, downtimes, problems etc.... This is NOT a discussion list! If you have problems, please refer directly to the Admiral or Vice Admirals. If you do not use the HNC Invincible anymore and do not want to receive any news on it, you can unsubscribe by writing a mail with "unsubscribe" in the subject line to: hnc_invincible-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx.