swap or not?

Galen Arnold arnoldg at ncsa.uiuc.edu
Tue Feb 5 06:22:49 PST 2002

I'm looking for some opinions (based on real cluster setups would be nice 
too).  If you've got nodes with lots of memory (>1GB) do you run with swap 
space configured or not?

We're seeing the occasional run that misses its memory request by a lot 
and it hangs nodes due to excessive paging.  


Galen Arnold, system engineer--consulting group    arnoldg at ncsa.uiuc.edu
National Center for Supercomputing Applications           (217) 244-3473
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