[torqueusers] parallel shells

Daniel Widyono widyono at seas.upenn.edu
Thu Jul 28 13:59:00 MDT 2005

Sorry, I should have included the reason I'm moving away from xcat.  We're
using sisuite, and most of what we need is implemented there already.  We
don't need the RAW POWER :) of xcat, we just need a simple rpower, rcons, and
psh (rather, I want a psh that's integrated with PBS, so it knows the "up"
nodes without my having to extract the list myself, and perhaps -- perhaps --
using the MOM channel for execution of the processes).

xcat has too much else that I don't want to install, or confuse myself by
having it sitting there without being used.  I also don't want to go through
xcat configuration again.  Ever.  In.  My.  Life.

Dan W.

On Thu, Jul 28, 2005 at 12:53:20PM -0700, Garrick Staples wrote:
> On Mon, Jul 25, 2005 at 01:01:52AM -0400, Daniel Widyono alleged:
> > Can someone illuminate my troubles?  Other desired responses are: what do
> > *you* use to run simple administrative tasks in parallel, without taking up
> > many system resources on the main node (e.g. I can easily do "for node in
> > ...; do ssh $node blah & done" but that doesn't scale with regards to open
> > sockets, sane error reporting, tight integration with resource manager, etc.)
> I use 'psh' from the xCAT cluster admin suite (www.xcat.org).  It uses the same
> sort of "sliding window" that the pdsh page mentions.
> -- 
> Garrick Staples, Linux/HPCC Administrator
> University of Southern California

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