Hi All, I am using load_avg=2.0 as a load threshold for our SGE nodes. I avoid using the np_load_avg (load per processor) as it is mis-interpreted on intel machines with hyperthreading enabled. Can anyone (especialy in Bioinformatics setting running jobs like blast,interpro) share their experience on what load threshold works best for them? Thank you! --Jinal ps. Apologies for cross posting but I realized that both SGE gurus and Bio-cluster people might be able to answer this question.