[torqueusers] Newbie torque script questions

Chris Samuel csamuel at vpac.org
Thu Dec 7 16:35:00 MST 2006

On Thursday 07 December 2006 04:15, dave first wrote:

> I want to specify a nodelist other than that which would be $PBS_NODEFILE.

Out of interest, why do you need to do this ?

If you need specific nodes for your jobs it would probably be better to mark 
them with a node attribute in the servers nodes file and then request the 

E.g. you have some specific nodes that can have a "foo" card in them, your 
nodes file could have

node001 np=4
node002 np=4 foo
node003 np=4
node004 np=4 foo

Then when you submit your job you could do:

qsub -l nodes=2:foo pbs-script.sh

and you'd get 2 nodes allocated that have the foo attribute set.

Make sense ?

 Christopher Samuel - (03)9925 4751 - VPAC Deputy Systems Manager
 Victorian Partnership for Advanced Computing http://www.vpac.org/
 Bldg 91, 110 Victoria Street, Carlton South, VIC 3053, Australia

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