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       sge_priority - Sun Grid Engine job priorities


       Sun Grid Engine provide means for controlling job dispatch and run-time
       priorities. The dispatch priority indicates the importance  of  pending
       jobs  compared  with  each  other and determines the order in which Sun
       Grid Engine dispatches jobs to queue instances. The  run-time  priority
       determines  the  CPU  allocation  that  the operating system assigns to

       A job's dispatch priority is affected by a number of factors:

       o  the identity of the submitting user

       o  the project under which the job is submitted (or alternatively,  the
          default project of the submitting user)

       o  any resources requested by the job

       o  the job's submit time

       o  the job's initiation deadline time (if specified)

       o  the  -p  priority  specified  for  the  job (also known as the POSIX
          priority "pprio")

       The effect of each of these is governed by the  overall  policy  setup,
       which  is  split  into three top-level contributions.  Each of these is
       configured  through  the  sched_conf(5)   parameters   weight_priority,
       weight_ticket  and  weight_urgency.   These three parameters control to
       what degree POSIX priority, ticket policy, and urgency  policy  are  in
       effect.    To    facilitate    interpretation,   the   raw   priorities
       ("tckts"/"urg"/"ppri")   are   normalized   ("ntckts"/"nurg"/"npprior")
       before   they   are   used   to   calculate  job  priorities  ("prio").
       Normalization maps each raw urgency/ticket/priority  value into a range
       between 0 and 1.

          npprior = normalized(ppri)
          nurg    = normalized(urg)
          ntckts  = normalized(tckts)

          prio    = weight_priority * pprio +
                    weight_urgency  * nurg +
                    weight_ticket   * ntckts

       The higher a job's priority value, the earlier it gets dispatched.

       The  urgency  policy defines an urgency value for each job. The urgency

          urg     =  rrcontr + wtcontr + dlcontr

       consists of the  resource  requirement  contribution  ("rrcontr"),  the
       waiting  time  contribution  ("wtcontr")  and the deadline contribution

       The  resource  requirement  contribution  is  adding  up  all  resource
       requirements of a job into a single numeric value.

          rrcontr = Sum over all(hrr)

       with  an  "hrr"  for  each  hard  resource  request.   Depending on the
       resource type two different methods are used to determine the value  to
       be  used  for "hrr" here. For numeric type resource requests, the "hrr"
       represents how much of a resource a job requests (on a  per-slot  basis
       for  pe  jobs)  and  how  "important"  this  resource  is considered in
       comparison to other resources. This is expressed by the formula:

          hrr      = rurg * assumed_slot_allocation * request

       where the resource's urgency  value  ("rurg")  is  as  specified  under
       urgency in complex(5), the job's assumed_slot_allocation represents the
       number of slots supposedly  assigned  to  the  job,  and  the  per-slot
       request  is  that  which was specified using the -l qsub(1) option. For
       string type requests the formula is simply

          hrr      = "rurg"

       and directly assigns the resource  urgency  value  as  specified  under
       urgency in complex(5).

       The  waiting  time contribution represents a weighted weighting time of
       the jobs

          wtcontr = waiting_time * weight_waiting_time

       with the waiting time in seconds and the weight_waiting_time  value  as
       specified in sched_conf(5).

       The  deadline  contribution  has  an increasing effect as jobs approach
       their deadline initiation time (see the -dl option in qsub(1)).  It  is
       defined as the quotient of the weight_deadline value from sched_conf(5)
       and the (steadily decreasing)  free  time  in  seconds  until  deadline
       initiation time

          dlcontr = weight_deadline / free_time

       or  is  set to 0 for non-deadline jobs.  After the deadline passes, the
       value is static and equal to weight_deadline.

       The ticket policy unites functional, override and share  tree  policies
       in the ticket value ("tckts"), as is defined as the sum of the specific
       ticket   values   ("ftckt"/"otckt"/"stckt")   for    each    sub-policy
       (functional, override, share):

           tckts = ftckt + otckt + stckt

       The ticket policies provide a broad range of means for influencing both
       job dispatch and runtime  priorities  on  a  per  job,  per  user,  per
       project, and per department basis. See the Sun Grid Engine Installation
       and Administration Guide for details.

       The run-time priority can be dynamically adjusted in order to meet  the
       goals  set with the ticket policy. Dynamic run-time priority adjustment
       can be turned off (default)  globally  using  reprioritize_interval  in
       sched_conf(5)  If  no dynamic run-time priority adjustment is done at a
       host level, the priority specification in queue_conf(5) is in effect.

       Note that urgency and POSIX priorities do NOT affect runtime  priority.


       sge_intro(1), complex(5), qstat(1), qsub(1), sched_conf(5), sge_conf(5)
       Sun Grid Engine Installation and Administration Guide


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