How to use Nimby Scheduler

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crisosie
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How to use Nimby Scheduler

Post by crisosie » Fri Sep 07, 2018 12:59 pm

I've been looking for some documentation about Nimby but haven't found anything other than this
http://cgru.info/afanasy/server#farm_nimby_idle_cpu

We are trying to program our computers so that they will start rendering at a certain time (say midnight) and stop rendering at another time (say 7am).
Is there an easy way to do this? How would you do this? Can I have a step to step guide?

Thank you in advacne!!

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Re: How to use Nimby Scheduler

Post by timurhai » Wed Sep 19, 2018 11:00 am

Hi.
Sorry for a delay, i was on vocation.

There is a Nimby Scheduler in a CGRU Keeper http://cgru.info/keeper
CGRU Keeper is a Py(Qt|Side) program that should be launched with a display by a logged in user (CgArtist).
It can turn on and off Nimby at configured time on a logged in workstations.

You can also configure auto Nimby in a farm setup (configuration) file http://cgru.info/afanasy/server#farm_nimby_idle_cpu
For example Nimby will be turned off automatically by afserver when a free (has no afanasy tasks) machine has less than 5% CPU (nimby_idle_cpu=5) for last hour (nimby_busyfree_time=3600)
This way no keeper, display and logged in user needed, you can use this on render nodes and workstations.
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CGRU 2.3.0 Debian 9, Ubuntu 18.04LTS, MS Windows 7,10 (client only).

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