[torqueusers] More newbie questions

kamil Marcinkowski kamil at ualberta.ca
Fri Jan 19 12:11:17 MST 2007

Hello David

According to the torque 2.1.6 development notes queue host hostlist  
  isn't implemented yet

The qmgr commands following will work:
The compute queue will run jobs everywhere the
compile queue will only run on the head node.

> set queue compile queue_type = Execution
> set queue compile resources_default.host = headnodename
> set queue compile resources_max.host = headnodename
> set queue compile resources_min.host = headnodename
> set queue comute queue_type = Execution



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On 19-Jan-07, at 11:07 AM, Gabe Turner wrote:

> On Fri, Jan 19, 2007 at 12:54:42PM -0500, David Chin wrote:
>> OK. I'm trying to wrap my head around Torque. (Maui, too, but that
>> will have to wait.) If I could get feedback on my thoughts, that  
>> would
>> be great. Y'all have been really helpful already.
>> So far, this is what I gather.
>> * a Cluster (my own term) is made up of one Server and one or more  
>> Nodes
>> * the Server is the machine which runs pbs_server, and which launches
>> and kills jobs
>> * Nodes are machines which run pbs_mom, and which run jobs and/or
>> provide resources. The Server may or may not be a Node, as well.
>> * there are at least two types of Nodes:
>>  * cluster
>>  * time-shared
>> * the Server may have one or more Queues.
>> * there are two types of Queues:
>>  * Execution Queues, which execute Jobs. Execution Queues have one or
>> more Nodes associated with them.
>>  * Routing Queues, which insert Jobs into appropriate Queues based on
>> available resources, etc.
>> * all free Nodes in a Cluster are available to all Queues.
> All correct.
>> Now, here's a setup that I would like to have. I have 17 compute  
>> nodes
>> and one head node.  I would like a queue with only the head node on
>> for running compilation jobs. This would be in addition to the normal
>> execution queues I have to run compute jobs.  Would this require  
>> running
>> another pbs_server to deal with the compilation queue?
> Nope.  Your single pbs_server can provide multiple queues.  You would
> create a 'compile' queue and a 'work' queue.  Now, limiting these  
> queues to
> exclusive sets of nodes is where it gets tricky.  For that, refer  
> here:
> http://www.clusterresources.com/products/mwm/docs/ 
> 12.1nodelocation.shtml#open
> HTH,
> Gabe
> -- 
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> UNIX System Administrator,
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