Using Job.SoftwareLicense RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi all,

    I'm relatively new to developing interaces with HPC Server 2008.  In my current application, I need to utilize the SoftwareLicense property of a job to ensure that only one job is being executed on a node at a given time.  There will be other job "types" that will be able to run on that node, just not of the first type.  To do this, I want to create a fictitious license for the node and require that the job use that specific license.

    When I try implementing this by creating a job with a fake/non-existent license, the job still runs although none of the nodes have that license available.  How is this possible?  I was expecting that the job would fail due to the fact that none of the available resources/nodes have that license available.

    I've scrounged around through the Microsoft documentation, but I can only dig up two sentences on what the SoftwareLicense property does.

    Would someone mind clearing this up for me?


    Friday, October 9, 2009 7:05 PM