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jeff_jordan
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Job Processor Performance

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02-08-2012 07:53 AM

Is there a way to increase the performance of the job processor?  It's not utilizing the computer's resources well.  The processor, harddrive, memory and network look almost idle at times.  The job queue has about 15 parts and drawings that are getting property updates and new visualization files created.  And this is taking FOREVER!

 

What are the drawbacks to putting the job processor on the individual machines?  I thought I read somewhere that running job processors on user's machines causes Inventor or Vault functionality to be taken away.

 

As a side note: why can't you see the job queue in the job processor application???  The only way you can view the queue is through Vault.

 

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Re: Job Processor Performance

02-08-2012 08:17 AM in reply to: jeff_jordan

Hi Jeff,

 

Just to clarify, are you interested in decreasing the amount of time that the processor picks up jobs in the queue or are you saying that running the jobs has poor performance?

Thanks!

Adam



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Re: Job Processor Performance

02-08-2012 08:23 AM in reply to: luttena

Decrease the time to process jobs.

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Re: Job Processor Performance

02-08-2012 08:53 AM in reply to: jeff_jordan

Jeff,

 

The default time to check the queue is 10 minutes. You can modify this setting by editing the config file for the job processor. Look for the following text and change the value to your desired amount of minutes. For example, you can have it run every 2 minutes if you wanted.

 <appSettings>
    <add key="PeriodInMinutes" value="10" />

 

Another quick method is to pause and restart the job processor.


Hope this helps you.

Adam



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Re: Job Processor Performance

02-08-2012 09:35 AM in reply to: luttena

So,... are you saying that the job processor only runs for 10 minutes at a time, and then quits?  This would explain why I haven't been able to get it to KEEP running through the night.  Why only ten minutes?  I have a LOT of dwf's to generate (thousands).  10 minutes at a time won't do the trick.

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Re: Job Processor Performance

02-08-2012 09:39 AM in reply to: cbenner

Ok...there is a misunderstanding here. The processor kicks off every 10 minutes. It does NOT stop after 10 minutes. If you're concerned about how long it's taking to publish your dwf files that is a different issue that usually revolves around what kind of hardware you're using and what else that machine might be doing.

 

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Re: Job Processor Performance

02-08-2012 09:42 AM in reply to: luttena

Ok, I get ya.  My concern is one that came up yesterday in a different post.  I set my machine's power settings to "never", and shut off screen saver so that nothing would interfere with the Job Processor, and it always stops working about 10 minutes after I walk away from the machine.  I don't know what is stopping it.  It gets about 3 files done, and just hangs.  Machine specs are in my signature,... is there a setting or switch I am missing?

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Re: Job Processor Performance

02-08-2012 10:15 AM in reply to: luttena

I'm not talking about setting the time between looking for new jobs.  Ours is already set to 1 minute (which in itself is annoying).

 

I'm talking about the time it takes to process one job, let alone 15 jobs.  It takes forever and when I look at the system resources, barely anything is being used.  I tried to change the processing priority to speed things up, but that didn't help either.  It's just plain slow.

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Re: Job Processor Performance

02-08-2012 01:25 PM in reply to: jeff_jordan

The major problem of job processor : It start an Inventor process, it create DWFfor this file. It close Inventor process. And then next job... Why not processing 10 job in the same process by example?

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Re: Job Processor Performance

02-08-2012 02:00 PM in reply to: xdumont

Yes, there are many issues with the job server.  It's design is not smart.  Here are some of my other issues with it...not all:

 

  1. Ability to decrease job server check period to <1min.
  2. Increase job server performance by looking ahead in the job queue and processing files together that require Inventor or AutoCAD to be open, rather than opening and closing the application for each file.  The amount that builds up would be depending on the job server check period.
  3. Ability to visualize a history of the jobs processed by the Job Server.
  4. Ability to see the job queue from the job processor application.

I wish we could just do without the job server and create visualizations and update properties locally, however we are forced to use it in order to update the Vault Revision table automatically.

 

The job processor is an extremely immature solution.

 

But I digress...the issue I'm most concerned about is the time it takes to process files.  IT IS SLOW!!!!!!!!!!

 

 

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