Solaris Resource Manager 1.3 System Administration Guide

Large or Varied User Population

Solaris Resource Manager can help manage resources in any system that has a large and diverse user base, such as an educational institution. (In fact, Solaris Resource Manager has its roots in an early CPU resource scheduler developed at the Universities of Sydney and New South Wales.) Where there is a mix of workloads, the Solaris Resource Manager software can be configured to favor certain users. For example, in large brokerage firms, traders intermittently require fast access to execute a query or perform a calculation. Other system users, however, have more consistent workloads. If the traders are granted a proportionately larger amount of processing power, Solaris Resource Manager ensures that they will have the responsiveness they need.