[torqueusers] perl PBS

Sam Rash srash at yahoo-inc.com
Wed Dec 13 16:11:11 MST 2006

Good, it's a pain trying to wrap up binaries and just plain not elegant.
I'm going to give it a try.

In particular, does the torque API (ie the underlying C one) support batch
inserts?  Ie submitting 100's or 1000's of jobs with minimal overhead
(certainly not calling qsub over and over).  From reading it looks like it.
This is also true for waiting for a large number of jobs--need an efficient
polling method assuming potentially man (100+ say) clients, or better a way
to register a callback for a wait ("run this binary on the server/client
side of the node completes the job)

Sam Rash
srash at yahoo-inc.com

-----Original Message-----
From: torqueusers-bounces at supercluster.org
[mailto:torqueusers-bounces at supercluster.org] On Behalf Of Garrick Staples
Sent: Wednesday, December 13, 2006 12:18 PM
To: torqueusers at supercluster.org
Subject: Re: [torqueusers] perl PBS

On Wed, Dec 13, 2006 at 12:12:02PM -0800, Sam Rash alleged:
> Hi,
> I've a couple quick questions on perl PBS
> 1)       I grabbed 0.31 (April 06) from
> http://www-rcf.usc.edu/~garrick/perl-PBS/
> is this the latest version?  Where's the ideal location to get this?

Yup, that would be the "official" URL.

> 2)       The changelog for this last mentions torque 2.1.0.  We've got
> torque 2.1.6 and the oldest we use is 2.1.2.  is 0.31 compatible with this
> later torque?  Or again, is there a newer PBS

perl-PBS doesn't change with each release of TORQUE, just only to keep
up with significant changes.  In this case, the new build system in

> 3)       In general, has anyone used this reliably?  (unfortunately some
> our code-base for frameworks is in perl, a lot in fact, so we need a way
> interface with torque beyond cmd-line utilities for efficiency)

I think it works great, but I'm obviously biased.

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