[Beowulf] non-stop computing

Justin Y. Shi shi at temple.edu
Thu Oct 27 07:54:19 PDT 2016

Snapshot restart would only work for you if your application leaves
restarting points on the disk. Otherwise restarting the snapshot is the
same as restarting the program.


On Thu, Oct 27, 2016 at 9:57 AM, Michael Di Domenico <mdidomenico4 at gmail.com
> wrote:

> thanks for the insights.  comedic levity included... :)
> running the job twice is likely going to be our solution.  it's
> painful when you have multiple people running multiple jobs, in that
> it wastes resources, but such is life.
> i was intrigued by Joe's suggestion of snapshot'ing kvm instances.  i
> might look into that as an academic exercise.  i knew you could
> pause/snapshot/resume an instance, but i've never tried to resume a
> saved off snapshot, only restart one.  if one could resume a snapshot
> and have the computation leave off exactly where it was paused, that
> might be nifty
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