[torquedev] nodes, procs, tpn and ncpus

Garrick Staples garrick at usc.edu
Thu Jun 10 13:00:33 MDT 2010


On Thu, Jun 10, 2010 at 02:47:47PM -0400, Glen Beane alleged:
> On Thu, Jun 10, 2010 at 2:43 PM, Garrick Staples <garrick at usc.edu> wrote:
> 
> 
> > The only place where we disagree is that you want to use "procs=X" where I want
> > to use "nodes=X". I see 2 major downsides: lots of coding work in torque, and
> > more confusing semantics with mixed (what does "-l nodes=X,procs=Y" mean?)
> 
> procs=X works today (with Moab, I guess Maui would need to be fixed).
> No changes needed for TORQUE, except that TORQUE doesn't know what
> procs means, it just runs the job on the nodes Moab tells it too...
> 
> so if you don't care about it not working without Moab, we have this
> solution today, and it works correctly with EXACTNODE.
> 
> In my opinion, I think nodes=X,procx=Y should generate a syntax error...

I thought the point of this discussion is to find a solution that was
recognized by torque.

-- 
Garrick Staples, GNU/Linux HPCC SysAdmin
University of Southern California

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