[torqueusers] Node Configuration

nathaniel.x.woody at gsk.com nathaniel.x.woody at gsk.com
Tue Apr 11 09:09:51 MDT 2006

I actually agree on the lack of availability of the ERS document, that 
seems like something that someone ought to host.

If you google for "PBS External reference", you will find a couple of 
places where you can download it, but I don't know what the official 
source for this ought to be.  It seems like you should be able to get it 
along with PBS admin manual on the Torque site.

You probably already found these, but the _attributes man pages have been 
the best source of information for me (pbs_job_attributes, 
pbs_server_atrributes, etc).  I stumbled across those as they don't seem 
to be mentioned in the Torque documentation anywhere either.

On a more general note, who is responsible for the Torque manual?  I along 
with Eric would be willing to try to contribute some documentation wordage 
as I've had to figure out a number of things that don't seem to be in the 
documentation.  Is there a person or group of people that we should feed 
that type of contribution to?


"ERIC M REISCHER" <emr150 at psu.edu> 
Sent by: torqueusers-bounces at supercluster.org
11-Apr-2006 10:33
torqueusers at supercluster.org

Re: [torqueusers] Node Configuration

>> things, but each time I submit 3 jobs to the queue, all 3 of them go >> 
the first node in my grid.
> Most likely it is the old:
> #> set server default_node = 1
> missing. Set this via qmgr.
> You may also set
> #> set server resources_available.nodect = 12
> and restart the pbs_server afterwards.

Is there a concise list somewhere of available options to the
resources_available command, or more generally, arguments you can pass to 
set server command (I read the admin guide cover to cover, and it only 
seems to
list commands here and there.  It frequently references the "ERS", but I
haven't been able to find this document anywhere.

>> Also, a sortof related question, what effect, if any, does the np=X >> 
attribute have on scheduling?
> This only says: this node may get X jobs because it has X processors.
> You really should take a look into the torque admin manual  :) 

Again, I did, but wasn't able to find much.  IIRC, the only place I came 
the np= option was on a manpage, I think, and it was only in an example 
any real desription.

On that note, if you need assistance with the documentation, I might be 
able to
help write manpages and the like.  Of course, I'd need to learn more about
torque to avoid a sort of "blind leading the blind" type situation, but I 
at least help to condense the documentation into a set of concise manpages 
quick reference guides.

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