[torquedev] Question reg. PBS_NODEFILE

Garrick Staples garrick at clusterresources.com
Thu Nov 30 12:46:56 MST 2006


On Thu, Nov 30, 2006 at 07:51:15AM +0100, ?ke Sandgren alleged:
> On Wed, 2006-11-29 at 12:03 -0700, Garrick Staples wrote:
> > On Wed, Nov 29, 2006 at 01:41:18PM +0100, ?ke Sandgren alleged:
> > > Hi!
> > > 
> > > PBS_NODEFILE isn't gettting set unless -l nodes= is specified.
> > > I.e. only when neednodes is set, -l ncpus=x doesn't give a nodefile.
> > > 
> > > Intentional or "bug"?
> > 
> > Yes, if the job isn't assigned "nodes", then you don't get a nodefile.
> 
> Yes, but it will get assigned some nodes (or hosts if you prefer that)
> or it wouldn't run at all so why not always set this?

"nodes", meaning, the job attribute.

The whole concept of "ncpus" in OpenPBS/TORQUE is buggy and crufty.



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