[Beowulf] Paper describing Google's queuing system "Borg"

Christopher Samuel samuel at unimelb.edu.au
Thu Apr 16 22:18:45 PDT 2015

On 17/04/15 02:26, Alex Chekholko wrote:

> IIRC most of their jobs ran for just milliseconds, so as we've learned
> many times before, the way they do things at Google may not really be
> applicable to the rest of the world.

Possibly, though a friend of mine who works there (and who pointed me at
the paper) remarked (when I mentioned that the paper said that jobs
could run "to a few days"):

# it's what we use to run thousands of instances of permanent
# jobs as well


# in practice I regularly have tasks run months

All the best,
 Christopher Samuel        Senior Systems Administrator
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