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

Deepak Singh mndoci at gmail.com
Thu Apr 16 22:24:24 PDT 2015

That is correct. The architecture assumes that many of the jobs are "services", which tend to run for long periods of time.  


On Thu, Apr 16, 2015 at 10:19 PM, Christopher Samuel
<samuel at unimelb.edu.au> wrote:

> 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
>  and:
> # in practice I regularly have tasks run months
> All the best,
> Chris
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