Author Topic: Set group of machines to render via priority  (Read 1488 times)

Chris Computing

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Set group of machines to render via priority
« on: September 13, 2013, 07:40:13 PM »
I have Qube 6.3.6 and I have an instructor here that wants to create a group of computers that are our faster/better machines and then prioritize computers in that group so that Qube tries to submit the render to certain machines first before attempting others.

Is it possible to do this, and how would I do this?

jburk

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Re: Set group of machines to render via priority
« Reply #1 on: September 13, 2013, 08:19:19 PM »
You don't need to create a group for that, you can set the 'hostorder' property on jobs to prefer to run on workers with faster procs, etc...

The Cliff Notes:

Choose the fastest host:
% qbsub --hostorder "host.processor_speed" Render myscene.ma

Or set the 'hostorder' field in the submission UI.

In Qube 6.5-0 we added supervisor_default_hostorder so that you can specify this on the supervisor to apply to all jobs.

Refer to http://docs.pipelinefx.com/display/QUB064/Host+Selection#HostSelection-HostOrder

and for supervisor_default_hostorder: http://docs.pipelinefx.com/x/KoV