[torqueusers] processor allocation help

Aaron Knister aaron at iges.org
Wed Aug 15 09:38:51 MDT 2007


That works however my users don't possess the technical knowhow to 
figure that out. They just want to tell the queueing system "i need 12 
cpus anywhere. go find them". Is there a way to do this?

-Aaron


David Backeberg wrote:
> On 8/14/07, Aaron Knister <aaron at iges.org> wrote:
>   
>> Something still isn't right. I have two nodes with 8 processors each.
>> qsub -l nodes=12 sits in the queue with a "Deferred" state. Any ideas?
>>     
>
> Yes. You just said you have two nodes, and you asked for twelve nodes.
> Torque decided it will hold your job until it sees you have twelve
> nodes. That might be a while if you don't plan on buying more
> hardware.
> Ask for 2 nodes with six processors per node instead.
>
> qsub -l nodes=2:ppn=6
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