[torqueusers] processor allocation help

Martin Siegert siegert at sfu.ca
Tue Aug 14 14:16:00 MDT 2007

On Tue, Aug 14, 2007 at 04:06:33PM -0400, Troy Baer wrote:
> On Tue, 2007-08-14 at 15:54 -0400, Aaron Knister wrote:
> > With Sun's Grid engine you can request x number of processors for a job 
> > and it will allocate them anywhere, on any system. Is there a way to do 
> > this with torque?
> That depends on what scheduler you use.  I don't believe the built-in
> pbs_sched that comes with TORQUE will do this; however, I believe Maui
> will do it if JOBNODEMATCHPOLICY is set to EXACTPROC, as will Moab.

JOBNODEMATCHPOLICY must be unset for this to work. If it is unset, then
-l nodes=x
will do what you want.

I very much hope that one of the next torque versions in the near future
will introduce a "-l proc=x" syntax that will enable this functionality
regardless of the setting of the JOBNODEMATCHPOLICY parameter.


Martin Siegert
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