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by keyframe
Thu Feb 15, 2018 3:39 pm
Forum: General
Topic: services claiming two types of tokens?
Replies: 1
Views: 24

services claiming two types of tokens?

Is it possible for a service to claim two tokens from the farm?
for example, an hscript job that writes .psproxy files will require both a houdini engine license, and a redshift license.

Thoughts?

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by keyframe
Mon Nov 27, 2017 4:56 pm
Forum: Feature Requests
Topic: prefer blocks
Replies: 6
Views: 224

Re: prefer blocks

Ha! per machine priority is a lovely solution in this case... Thanks Timur, I hadn't thought of that. As you can imagine, sometimes, when we are doing CPU renders (on the same machine groups) we'd want the big multi CPU machines to have higher priority. Would you considers per-block machine prioriti...
by keyframe
Mon Nov 27, 2017 4:18 pm
Forum: Feature Requests
Topic: prefer blocks
Replies: 6
Views: 224

Re: prefer blocks

I'm glad to hear this is on your radar. As most facilities (I imagine) we have a growing pool of (multi-gpu) GPU boxes some of which end up sitting idle if jobs get dispatched to the (much less desirable) workstations since they contain fewer GPUs. I would still like to be able to utilize ALL the av...
by keyframe
Mon Nov 27, 2017 3:50 pm
Forum: Feature Requests
Topic: prefer blocks
Replies: 6
Views: 224

Re: prefer blocks

I'm not sure I follow, Timur, Given the following hostmask setup: workstation machines: lws[01-10] renderblock b machines: rb[01-10] renderblock c machines: rc[01-10] video card block machines: rz[01-10] I submit a job to hostmask: 'rz..|lws..'. How would I signal the dispatcher to fill all the rz m...
by keyframe
Mon Nov 27, 2017 3:06 pm
Forum: Feature Requests
Topic: prefer blocks
Replies: 6
Views: 224

prefer blocks

I would love to be able to have the dispatcher prefer certain machines when allocating jobs. For instance, always prefer renderfarm machines over workstations, etc.

Is this possible?

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by keyframe
Mon Aug 14, 2017 8:20 pm
Forum: Feature Requests
Topic: CGRU is too fair!
Replies: 4
Views: 454

Re: CGRU is too fair!

You can up the user's priority.

Seems to act more or less god-like here when set to 255.

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by keyframe
Mon Aug 14, 2017 8:12 pm
Forum: Feature Requests
Topic: change hostmasks per block
Replies: 1
Views: 188

change hostmasks per block

Would love to be able to modify a running job's hostmask on a perblock basis.

ie: change hostmask of running jobs per block.

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by keyframe
Mon Jul 31, 2017 8:09 pm
Forum: Feature Requests
Topic: terminate swapping jobs
Replies: 1
Views: 186

terminate swapping jobs

Heya Timur,

Is there a method/callback/hook/pagan ritual that would to terminate any jobs that have gone >N mb into swap?

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by keyframe
Wed Jun 21, 2017 5:54 pm
Forum: General
Topic: resolving job names after submit
Replies: 3
Views: 246

Re: resolving job names after submit

I hear you -- but it does introduce a strange condition. job1.name = "job1" job1.block1.name = "foo" job1.block2.name = "bar" job1.block2.dependMask = "foo*" job2.name = "job1-1" job2.block1.name = "foo" job2.block2.name = "bar" job2.block2.dependMask = "foo*" if both jobs are running at the same ti...
by keyframe
Wed Jun 21, 2017 5:23 pm
Forum: General
Topic: resolving job names after submit
Replies: 3
Views: 246

resolving job names after submit

Is it possible to resolve the job name once a job has been submitted? Alternatively, is it possible to have dependency masks that are not strings (job id, or something of that nature)? In Houdini we often build a reusable network of dependencies to execute on the farm. if we resubmit the network bef...