[torqueusers] pbstools 1.3 released

Troy Baer troy at osc.edu
Wed Jan 4 13:52:09 MST 2006


This is the first public release of a collection of utilities that have
been developed at OSC to aid in the administration and management of PBS
variants (including OpenPBS, PBS Pro, and TORQUE).  They have been
developed primarily on Linux clusters, but most of them should be
applicable to virtually any system running a PBS variant.

User tools:

bin/ja -- Job accounting within a PBS job; similar to "ja" in NQE.

bin/pbsdcp -- Distributed copy command within a PBS job.

bin/qps -- ps for PBS jobs.

bin/qpeek -- Allows users to look at spooled output of running jobs.

Admin tools:

sbin/dezombify -- Requeue a "running" PBS job that's not actually
running because it had JOIN JOB failures.

sbin/qtracejob.pbs-server -- Wrapper around the tracejob command to
give a time-sorted list of log messages from all hosts involved.

sbin/showscript.pbs-server -- Show the script associated with a jobid.

Reporting tools:

There are two reporting tools included:  a simple Perl script
(sbin/jobstats), and a more elaborate and flexible MySQL/PHP based
reporting system.  The MySQL database can optionally store job scripts
as well, which can be very handy for user support.

Read-only Subversion access is also available at

Troy Baer                       troy at osc.edu
Science & Technology Support    http://www.osc.edu/hpc/
Ohio Supercomputer Center       614-292-9701

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