[torqueusers] PVM, mpiexec, tm, and pbsdsh

Garrick Staples garrick at usc.edu
Fri Dec 2 20:14:08 MST 2005

On Fri, Dec 02, 2005 at 06:41:56PM -0800, mgutteri at fhcrc.org alleged:
> I've seen a lot of traffic lately around (basically) tm* functions.  I use PVM
> heavily 'round here, and am a bit dissatisfied with the integration between
> torque and pvm (no fault of anyone, just a need we've got here).
> I got to thinking that there might be a way to work the two together.  Has
> anyone worked with spawning PVM slaves via pbsdsh?  pvmd does have a "manual
> startup" method that I thought might have some traction to it.  Otherwise,
> would patches to PVM integrate the two?  The ssh functionality was added-in,
> would it be possible to integrate something where one could set "PVM_RSH" to
> pbsdsh?
> I am interested in looking into this deeper, though I'm finding scant resources
> WRT the tm interface outside the manpages in torque.  Are those current enough?
> They seemed dated.  Are there any other references that would be useful in such
> a project?  Has anyone else been on this snipe hunt?

Yes, I'm dieing to make an "rsh" clone for TM.  I'm doing it as fast as
I can!

Garrick Staples, Linux/HPCC Administrator
University of Southern California
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