Using Microsoft Windows Compute Cluster Server 2003 Job Scheduler

    The Job Scheduler is a powerful tool for effectively managing jobs in a compute cluster. This paper provides an overview of how jobs are processed and describes how to use the Job Scheduler.
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        Microsoft® Windows® Compute Cluster Server 2003 brings high-performance computing (HPC) to industry standard, low-cost servers. Jobs—discrete activities scheduled to perform on the compute cluster—are the key to Windows Compute Cluster Server 2003 operation. Cluster jobs can be as simple as a single task or can include multiple tasks. In some situations, tasks are serial—running one after another; in others, they are parallel—running all at the same time. The structure of the tasks in a job is determined by the dependencies among tasks and the type of application being run. In addition, jobs and tasks can be targeted to specific processors within the cluster. Processors can be reserved exclusively for jobs or can be shared among jobs and tasks.

        This paper describes the concepts behind the job lifecycle and provides information on using the Job Scheduler to effectively manage jobs in the compute cluster.
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      Windows Server 2003

        Microsoft Windows Compute Cluster Server 2003

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