<html><body style="word-wrap: break-word; -webkit-nbsp-mode: space; -webkit-line-break: after-white-space; ">Hi,<div><span class="Apple-tab-span" style="white-space:pre">        </span>I'm not sure about NODEALLOCATIONPOLICY since I have mine set to PRIORITY. But I did wonder how you had your nodes listed in the torque server_priv/nodes file. I'd make sure that the 8Gb nodes were listed first before the 24Gb nodes. Just a thought. Hope it helps.&nbsp;</div><div><br></div><div>-Steve</div><div><br><div><div>On Jan 5, 2009, at 3:42 PM, Shawn Poindexter wrote:</div><br class="Apple-interchange-newline"><blockquote type="cite">Our cluster has 8 nodes with 8GB of RAM and 8 nodes with 24GB of RAM.&nbsp; I want to set it up so that the jobs will default to the 8GB nodes if the resources are adequate.&nbsp; However, it is not working that way.&nbsp; Even if the queue is completely empty the jobs fill up the 24GB nodes before the 8GB nodes.&nbsp; As I understand it, NODEALLOCATIONPOLICY MINRESOUCE should do what I want and fill the 8GB nodes first with the small memory jobs.<br> <br>Here is my maui.cfg<br><br># maui.cfg 3.2.6p13<br><br>SERVERHOST&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <a href="http://arjuna.mps.ohio-state.edu">arjuna.mps.ohio-state.edu</a><br># primary admin must be first in list<br>ADMIN1&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; root<br> <br># Resource Manager Definition<br><br>RMCFG[**host name removed***] TYPE=PBS<br><br># Allocation Manager Definition<br><br>AMCFG[bank]&nbsp; TYPE=NONE<br><br># full parameter docs at <a href="http://clusterresources.com/mauidocs/a.fparameters.html">http://clusterresources.com/mauidocs/a.fparameters.html</a><br> # use the 'schedctl -l' command to display current configuration<br><br>RMPOLLINTERVAL&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 00:00:30<br><br>SERVERPORT&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 42559<br>SERVERMODE&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; NORMAL<br><br># Admin: <a href="http://clusterresources.com/mauidocs/a.esecurity.html">http://clusterresources.com/mauidocs/a.esecurity.html</a><br> <br>LOGFILE&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; maui.log<br>LOGFILEMAXSIZE&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 10000000<br>LOGLEVEL&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 3<br><br># Job Priority: <a href="http://clusterresources.com/mauidocs/5.1jobprioritization.html">http://clusterresources.com/mauidocs/5.1jobprioritization.html</a><br> <br>QUEUETIMEWEIGHT&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 1 <br><br># Backfill: <a href="http://clusterresources.com/mauidocs/8.2backfill.html">http://clusterresources.com/mauidocs/8.2backfill.html</a><br><br>BACKFILLPOLICY&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; FIRSTFIT<br>RESERVATIONPOLICY&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; CURRENTHIGHEST<br> <br># Node Allocation: <a href="http://clusterresources.com/mauidocs/5.2nodeallocation.html">http://clusterresources.com/mauidocs/5.2nodeallocation.html</a><br><br>NODEALLOCATIONPOLICY&nbsp; MINRESOURCE<br><br><br> _______________________________________________<br>mauiusers mailing list<br><a href="mailto:mauiusers@supercluster.org">mauiusers@supercluster.org</a><br>http://www.supercluster.org/mailman/listinfo/mauiusers<br></blockquote></div><br></div></body></html>