Managing the Job Queue

Applies To: Windows HPC Server 2008

This section contains topics about managing the job queue in Windows® HPC Server 2008. This section includes procedures and information about job scheduling policies, job templates, and job submission and activation filters.

In this section

Title Description

Understanding How Job Templates Work

This topic describes Windows HPC Server 2008 job templates, and how you can use job templates to apply defined defaults and constraints to jobs.

Understanding Job Scheduling Policies

This topic describes job scheduling policies, and how you can set job scheduling policy options and use job templates to manage cluster usage.

Understanding Job Validation in Windows HPC Server 2008

This topic describes how the HPC Job Scheduler Service validates jobs that users submit to the cluster.

Configuring Job Submission and Scheduling Policies in Windows HPC Server 2008 Step-by-Step Guide

This guide explains how to use job templates to manage job submissions. As an example, the guide includes procedures to partition off a set of nodes that a group of developers can use to test their applications. This guide also includes procedures for configuring preemption, adaptive resource allocation, and backfilling policies.

Creating and Installing Job Submission and Activation Filters in Windows HPC Server 2008 Step-by-Step Guide

This guide provides guidelines for when to use custom filters and for writing a custom filter application. This guide includes sample C# code for a submission filter and for an activation filter, and the steps for adding the filters to the appropriate cluster-wide parameters.