[torqueusers] Abaqus with PBS

group hpc hpc.group at gmail.com
Thu Sep 15 12:07:40 MDT 2005


Hi Ashley,
 I have setup NAT to allow the compute nodes to access to public network 
thru Master node. Now, the abaqus able to grab the license from other 
license server, and work with Torque. Thanks for the help!
 Best Regards,
Josh

 On 9/12/05, Ashley Wright <a2.wright at qut.edu.au> wrote: 
> 
> Hi Josh,
>  It is my experience that the compute nodes MUST be able to access the 
> license server. We have set up NAT on the master nodes. (if you don't know 
> NAT does some fancy things which allow a private network to talk to a public 
> network). We have many software packages which use licence servers, and this 
> is the only method I know of apart from installing the license server on the 
> master node.
>  Hope this helps,
> Ashley
>   
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> *From:* group hpc <hpc.group at gmail.com> 
> *To:* Ashley Wright <a2.wright at qut.edu.au> 
> *Sent:* Monday, September 12, 2005 5:03 PM
> *Subject:* Re: [torqueusers] Abaqus with PBS
> 
>  Hi Ashley,
>  Thanks for the info. We still unable to get the abaqus to work, I believe 
> the problem is due to the compute nodes (Slave nodes) not be able to access 
> to the license server directly. Only Master node able to access to the 
> license server. Our clusters also have shared file system, Abaqus is 
> installed in there and available for all nodes. Do I need to configure other 
> things/environmet instead of "abaqus_v6.env"? I'm attached the following 
> error from the abaqus output. 
>  ------------------------------
> Server node is down or not responding
> See the system adminstrator about starting the server, or
> make sure the you're referring to the right host (see LM_LICENSE_FILE)
> Feature: explicit
> Hostname: cluster 
> License path: 27001 at cluster
> FLEXlm error: -96,482
> For further information, refer to the ABAQUS Installation and Licensing 
> Guide,
> or contact your ABAQUS Inc. representative. 
> -------------------------
>  Pls let me know if you have an idea to fix this. Thank you for your time. 
> :-)
>  Best Regards,
> Josh
> 
>  On 9/12/05, Ashley Wright <a2.wright at qut.edu.au> wrote: 
> > 
> > Hi Josh,
> > 
> > I set up Abaqus (6.5-4) on our cluster last week. The first thing is the
> > nodes in our cluster have a shared file system, we use for software 
> > packages (for us this is called /pkg). Abaqus is installed here and so
> > is available on all the nodes. We also have NAT setup on the master
> > nodes so that Abaqus can access the license server (which is on another
> > network).
> > 
> > Assuming this is set up you need to create a site file 'abaqus_v6.env'
> > most of the directives are specified in the manual but here are the
> > important one for torque:
> > 
> > #Set up your MPI environment, this is for LAM which we use at QUT. 
> > #We also use ssh instead of rsh.
> > mp_mpi_implementation = LAM
> > mp_mpirun_path = {LAM:'/usr/local/bin/mpiexec',
> > MPICH:'/usr/local/mpich-1.2.5/bin/mpirun',
> > MPICHGM:'/usr/local/mpichgm- 1.2.6..14a/bin/mpirun.ch_gm'}
> > mp_mpirun_options = '-boot'
> > #mp_rsh_command = 'rsh -n -l %U %H %C'
> > mp_rsh_command = 'ssh -x -n -l %U %H %C'
> > 
> > #this is the location of the license server
> > abaquslm_license_file=" 1712 at sirius.qut.edu.au"
> > 
> > doc_root="http://auriga.qut.edu.au/abaqus/"
> > 
> > #
> > # QUT batch queue setup; abaqus_2cpus is the default queue 
> > # (Using bash as the PBS interpreter is better than tcsh - fewer probs!)
> > #
> > run_mode = BATCH
> > scratch = "/tmp"
> > 
> > 
> > max_cpus=8
> > cpus=2
> > 
> > 
> > queue_name=["abaqus_2cpus","abaqus_4cpus","abaqus_8cpus"] 
> > queue_cmd="qsub -r n -q abaqus_nolimit -S /bin/bash -V -l nodes=1:ppn=2 
> > %S"
> > abaqus_2cpus="qsub -r n -q abaqus_nolimit -S /bin/bash -V -l
> > nodes=1:ppn=2 %S"
> > abaqus_4cpus="qsub -r n -q abaqus_nolimit -S /bin/bash -V -l 
> > nodes=2:ppn=2 %S"
> > abaqus_8cpus="qsub -r n -q abaqus_nolimit -S /bin/bash -V -l
> > nodes=4:ppn=2 %S"
> > 
> > 
> > 
> > Using this setup the user submits a job (from the master node) like so:
> > 'abaqus job=pillar queue=abaqus_8cpus cpus=8' 
> > 
> > I hope this helps,
> > Ashley
> > 
> > 
> > 
> > group hpc wrote:
> > 
> > > Hi,
> > >
> > > Does anyone know how to setup Abaqus application to work with Torque
> > > and Maui in cluster environment? We are still struggling to get abaqus 
> > 
> > > work on our cluster. We have installed abaqus on our cluster (Master
> > > Node), but will grab the license from other license server. The job
> > > able to run directly without go thru scheduler. However, when we tried 
> > 
> > > to submit the job thru scheduler, the job won't run due to the license
> > > problem. Does anyone know howto resolve this problem?
> > > //
> > > Thanks,
> > > Josh
> > >
> > >
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> > 
> > --
> > Ashley Wright
> > 3864 9264
> > a2.wright at qut.edu.au
> > HPC and Research Support Group
> > Queensland University of Technology (QUT)
> > 
> > 
> 
> 
> -- 
> Josh 
> 
> 


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Josh
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