[torqueusers] Online docs missing queue resource "nodes"

Garrick Staples garrick at usc.edu
Thu Jan 5 21:59:46 MST 2006


On Thu, Jan 05, 2006 at 10:01:32AM -0800, Martin Siegert alleged:
> On Wed, Jan 04, 2006 at 09:53:27PM -0700, Dave Jackson wrote:
> > Bernard,
> > 
> >   Fixed!  Thanks.  ncpus are processors which are constrained to being
> > on the same host (usually).  Over the life of some PBS variants, this
> > interpretation has varied.  Maui/Moab do their best to distill the
> > meaning based on context.
> > 
> > Thanks,
> > Dave
> > 
> > On Wed, 2006-01-04 at 20:14 -0800, Bernard Li wrote:
> > > In the online docs:
> > >  
> > > http://www.clusterresources.com/products/torque/docs20/4.1queueconfig.shtml
> > >  
> > > It mentions that:
> > >  
> > >  Resources may include one or more of the following: arch, mem, ncpus,
> > > nodect, pvmem, and walltime 
> > >  
> > > Isn't it missing "nodes"?
> > >  
> > > The example immediately underneath it mentions "default.nodes".
> > >  
> > > BTW, what's the relationship between resources_default.ncpus and
> > > resources_default.nodes?  Is nodes supposed to replace ncpus?
> 
> I actually vote for cleaning up the ncpus mess. We just have seen a few

I'd like to add my vote too!


> I would like to see the following:
> 
> i) "-l ncpus=n" requests n cpus anywhere on the cluster (for a smp
>    machine the meaning remains the same). I.e., this would replace
>    "-l nodes=n" with JOBNODEMATCHPOLICY unset.
> ii) "-l nodes=n:ppn=m" works as it works now with JOBNODEMATCHPOLICY
>    set to EXACTNODE. "-l nodes=n" is no longer allowed (or alternatively
>    is equivalent to "-l nodes=n:ppn=1").

Yes, "nodes" should mean "number of nodes", and "ncpus" should be
"number of cpus".

-- 
Garrick Staples, Linux/HPCC Administrator
University of Southern California
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