Sun N1 Grid Engine 6.1 Administration Guide

Selecting Queue by Share

The goal of this method is to place jobs so as to attempt to meet the targeted share of global system resources for each job. This method takes into account the resource capability represented by each host in relation to all the system resources. This method tries to balance the percentage of tickets for each host (that is, the sum of tickets for all jobs running on a host) with the percentage of the resource capability that particular host represents for the system. See Configuring Execution Hosts With QMON for instructions on how to define the capacity of a host.

The host's load, although of secondary importance, is also taken into account in the sorting. Choose this sorting method for a site that uses the share-tree policy.