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Understanding Charts and Reports

Updated: April 3, 2009

Applies To: Windows HPC Server 2008

In HPC Cluster Manager, you can track information about your HPC cluster in the form of built-in charts (for monitoring) and reports (for monitoring and analysis). You can view charts and modify the way they display, and you can print and save reports. For information about other ways you can monitor nodes and jobs, see Monitoring Nodes, Managing the Job Queue, and Diagnostics.

You can track the following kinds of information in charts and reports:

 

Category Type of information you can track How to track it

Computer resource usage

Disk, network, and CPU usage. These charts, and the report, help you see patterns of usage, and can help you diagnose potential bottlenecks. The Job Resource Usage report also provides information about how much of the cluster CPU has been utilized and who has been using the cluster.

Chart: Cluster CPU Usage

Chart: Cluster Disk Throughput

Chart: Cluster Network Usage

Report: Job Resource Usage

Number of cores (computer processors on compute nodes). This chart shows how many cores are in various states such as busy or idle during a specified time period.

Chart: Scheduler Cores

Job statistics

Job throughput. This chart and report compare the number of jobs that finished to the number that failed or were canceled.

Report: Job Throughput

Chart (Summary): Job Throughput

Number of jobs. This chart shows how many jobs are in a given state, such as queued or running, during a specified time period.

Chart: Scheduler Jobs

Wait time of jobs in queue. This report shows wait time of jobs, and also compares wait time with job run time.

Report: Job Turnaround

Node statistics

Availability of the head node or compute nodes. This report expresses availability as a percentage.

Report: Node Availability

Number of compute nodes. These charts show how many nodes are in a given state, such as queued or running, during a specified time period.

Chart: Scheduler Nodes

Chart (Summary): Node State

You can also extend the reporting capabilities in Windows HPC Server 2008 by upgrading to SQL Server 2005 Standard Edition or SQL Server 2005 Enterprise Edition and installing SQL Server 2005 Reporting Services. (Note that Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Express Edition is included in Windows HPC Server 2008.) With these software additions, you can add capabilities such as the ability to e-mail reports and to schedule report generation. For more information about SQL Server 2005 Reporting Services, review the topics on SQL Server 2005 – Reporting Services (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=122773).

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