Enforced Schedule Option

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Enforced Schedule Option

Post by madCGi » 09 Jun 2016, 15:26

I would like to see an option added to the client management within RenderPal. Currently if a client is scheduled to render between 6pm and 7am then the server will send it jobs whenever it is within this time frame. This means that if a 2hour render is sent to the client at 6:30am the job will not be completed until 8:30am, which is obviously well outside of the clients schedule.
As we submit a whole variety of jobs, that range from just a few seconds a chunk to several hours per chunk to complete. This means we cannot guarentee that any client machine will not be rendering at a specified time, only that it will not be sent any more jobs during that time.
Therefore I would like to see a simple feature added that allows certain pools of, or certain clients to drop any job they are currently rendering when they leave their scheduled time slot.
This would make it far easier to control our farm and to know that specific machines can be forcefully scheduled to be free of rendering jobs when they are needed to be used for other tasks.

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Re: Enforced Schedule Option

Post by Shoran Support » 11 Jun 2016, 10:52

Sounds like a good idea.

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