[torqueusers] Allocating nodes to queues

Jacques Foury Jacques.Foury at math.u-bordeaux1.fr
Mon Apr 10 07:36:03 MDT 2006

Haavard Bjerke a écrit :
> Is it possible to allocate different sets of nodes to different 
> execution queues with Torque, Maui or Moab?
> Any help would be appreciated.

This topic should definitely be put in a FAQ... as it is asked 3 or 4 
times a year.

Here is the method I use there :

- colorize the nodes, ie in the server_priv/nodes file of Torque, put 
attributes like that :

callas01 np=2 opteron
callas02 np=2 opteron
abeille01 np=2 xeon
abeille02 np=2 xeon

- then use the color in the queues :

set queue intel resources_default.nodes = 1:xeon
set queue intel resources_default.neednodes = xeon

set queue amd resources_default.neednodes = callas
set queue amd resources_default.nodes = 1:callas

- finally for MAUI to take it in account, put the 2 lines in maui.cfg :


Then when you submit jobs use the queues "intel" for xeon nodes and 
"amd" for opteron nodes.

Please note that if you force the start of a job waiting for a color to 
be free, it can start on the other color nodes...

Jacques Foury
Ingénieur d'études
Laboratoire de Mathématiques Appliquées de Bordeaux
Université Bordeaux 1

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