[torquedev] Question reg. PBS_NODEFILE

Glen Beane glen.beane+torque at gmail.com
Thu Nov 30 12:55:25 MST 2006


On 11/30/06, Garrick Staples <garrick at clusterresources.com> wrote:
> 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.

I agree there.  It would be nice if there were a clean and reliable
way to say "i don't care how many nodes you give me as long as I have
N cpus", and still get the appropriate PBS_NODE_FILE generated, etc


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