[torqueusers] ANNOUNCE: New version of openpbs/torque Python interface

Bas van der Vlies basv at sara.nl
Thu Mar 3 02:34:21 MST 2005

=========== Version 2.7.5
Added PBSQuery module.  This module requires pbs.py and it a simple 
module for querying the pbs server. The documentation is in the module. 
Use for example ipython to read it.

Written By: Roy Dragseth
             Bas van der Vlies

eg: ( see also examples/new_interface.py)

from PBSQuery import PBSQuery
p = PBSQuery()

jobs = p.getjobs()
for name, job in jobs.items()
    print job

========= Info about the package

the latest stable pbs_python interface is available from:

Pbs_python interface is a wrapper class for the OPENPBS/TORQUE C LIB 
API. Now you can write utilities/extensions in Python instead of C.

The Python wrapper class is tested on:

   - Intel cluster debian GNU/LINUX woody/sarge OPENPBS 2.3.16,
     TORQUE 1.0.1p4, 1.1.0p4 and up

   - For X86_64 systems you have to compile torque/openpbs with
     the -fPIC option. Else you can not build the python module

   - Compaq Alpha cluster debian GNU/LINUX woody OPENPBS 2.3.16

   - SGI Origin 3000: Irix 6.5, OPENPBS 2.3.16

   - TRU64 system, NOTE: must rename libnet.a to libpbs_net.a and edit
     setup.py to reflect the change. There is also a system wide

   - It should run on different OSes.

In the past our Alpha cluster was redhat (6.2)  and we had to add 
'-lots' to the LIBS line

========= Testing the package:

The test programs are include as a reference how to use the PBS
python module. You have to edit some test programs to reflect
your PBS installation.

pbsmon.py        - ascii xpbsmon
rack_pbsmon.py   - ascii xpbsmon by rack layout
pbsnodes-a.py    - pbsnodes -a
pbs_version.py   - print server version
set_property.py  - set some node properties
resmom_info.py   - queries the pbs_mom daemon on the nodes
logpbs.py        - Shows the usage of the PBS logging routines
new_interface.py - Example how to use PBSQuery module
PBSQuery.py      - python <install_path>/PBSQuery.py (has builtin demo)

Comments,suggestions or bugfixes mail them to: Bas van der Vlies 
<basv at sara.nl> For more info about SARA see:

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