Parametric sweep job: First sweep executes last RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi there,

    we have a user, who executes big parametric sweep Jobs with e.g. 6 Tasks with hundreds of subtasks. We noticed that these Jobs always start with the second sweep and above and at last executes the tasks of the first sweep. Anyone else experiencing this ? Is this behavior intended ?

    Kind regards,



    Friday, January 23, 2009 11:18 AM


  • "First" and "Second" don't really exist to the scheduler.  It runs tasks in whatever order it can best fit them on the system.


    If you need tasks to run in a specific order, you need to add Dependencies between your tasks.  To do so in the UI, go to the Task List page of your job, click "Dependencies," and create a series of ordered groups.  Then none of the tasks in Group 2 will run until all of the tasks in Group 3 are finished.



    Saturday, January 24, 2009 1:30 AM