Steps: Partitioning a Group of Nodes for a Group of Users
Updated: March 9, 2009
Applies To: Windows HPC Server 2008
You can use job templates to partition your cluster for different user groups, and thereby create a cluster of clusters.
As an example, the steps in this section describe how to partition off a set of nodes that a group of developers can use to test their applications.
Checklist: Partition a group of nodes for a group of users
Create two mutually exclusive node groups called “StagingNodes” and “ProductionNodes”.
Create a group of users called “Developers”.
Create a job template called “Debugging”. The template is defined so that only the user group “Developers” can submit jobs using this template, and the jobs submitted with this template can only run on nodes that belong to the node group called “StagingNodes”.
This step also includes a procedure that shows how you can modify the default job template so that the node group “ProductionNodes” is added as a required value.