Jenkins : Heavy Job Plugin

This plugin allows you to define "weight" on each job, and making each job consume that many executors (instead of just one.) Useful for a job that's parallelized by itself, so that Hudson can schedule jobs accordingly.

Plugin Information

View Heavy Job on the plugin site for more information.


This plugin adds the following configuration UI fragment into your job configuration page. Specify the total number of executors that this job should occupy:

When you run this job, it'll occupy the specified number of executors, as can be seen below:

The occupied executors cannot build anything else while this build is in progress, thereby preserving the necessary computational resources for the job. It also means that the job with weight=2 cannot be run on a node with just one executor, or if a node has two executors but one of them is building something.


Version 1.1 (Oct 16, 2013)

  • Updated to 1.424 baseline.
  • Fixed plugin metadata.

Version 1.0 (Sep 26, 2010)

  • Initial release