Cloud Scheduler: Estimate Override

Normally when you are running jobs on OnScale cloud the standard workflow is to open the scheduler and estimate the model. Now you can override the estimate and just run the job.

This can only be done is the Advanced Cloud Job Submission option has been enabled beforehand in the settings. Once it has been enables it will be enabled until you disable the option, enabling it does not mean the estimate option has been disabled though you can still estimate models as normal. OnScale settings can be accessed through the cog icon  in the right top hand corner of the application. The Configuration option takes you to a dialogue which contains all settings for every aspect of the application. The setting in Cloud Account Configuration must be enabled to allow for linked file jobs to be run on the cloud. 

Once it has been enabled simply click 'Run on Cloud' to open the cloud scheduler the option to enable the Estimate Override settings should be at the bottom of the scheduler.

Things to watch out for when using the the estimate override option:

  • Be cautious of what you are trying to simulate you could inadvertently use up all your core-hours. Make sure and use Max Core Hour Allowance option to set realistic maximum spends.
  • RAM Assignment and Max Core Hour Allowance need to be large enough or the model will fail.
  • Always try an estimate before using the Estimate Override option

Selection of RAM required may be a trial and error process.

The estimate override is also necessary when using any linked cloud files. Click here for more information on cloud linked files.