[torqueusers] How to get GRES to work

Garrick Staples garrick at clusterresources.com
Thu Nov 16 10:09:34 MST 2006

On Wed, Nov 15, 2006 at 10:05:36PM -0600, Glenn Johnson alleged:
> I would like to use a GRES resource but can not seem to figure out how. What
> I ultimately would like to do is use the shell escape sequence in the MOM
> config file to track a license. Currently I am testing with a static amount
> but it is not working out. I put the following in one of the node's mom
> config files:
> jaguar 1
> I then submitted a test script by using 'qsub -l gres=jaguar test.job'. The
> job does not necessarily run on the node that has the resource specified.
> Also, if I run a second job while the first is still executing, that job
> also gets run. I would have thought that it would be queued until the first
> job finished. This was done with the default pbs_sched of TORQUE. According
> to the documentation on the Web site, what I want to do should be doable. A
> search of the archives turned up this very question several times. However,
> I could not find an answer. Anyone have any ideas?

pbs_sched is just a sample fifo scheduler, it won't support fancy things
like gres.

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