[torqueusers] Submitting jobs to multi-cpu nodes

Adam Carheden carheden at cira.colostate.edu
Thu Feb 9 16:08:47 MST 2006

I've got Torque 2.0.0 running on an 8-node linux cluster. Each node has 
2 CPUs. I've configured my nodes with np=2. I've got two problems/questions.

1) Everything works more or less as expected for jobs requiring less 
than 8 nodes. For example, I can submit 4 jobs that each require 4 nodes 
or 2 jobs that require 8 nodes and they will all run in parallel. When I 
submit a 16-node job, however, I get the error message:

qsub: Job exceeds queue resource limits

I've just upgraded from Torque 1.2.0 and I could swear that it let me 
submit 16-node jobs.

I imagine this is just a matter of telling torque that I need 16 
processors as opposed to exclusive access to 16 nodes. Any clues on how 
to do that?

2) When I submit two 4-node jobs, they end up running in parallel on the 
first four nodes. How do I have torque fill all nodes with one job 
before submitting jobs to multi-cpu nodes?

Adam Carheden

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