[torqueusers] how to config 8-core machine

Wim Fournier w.fournier at nedstat.nl
Mon Jan 22 05:23:04 MST 2007

Josh Butikofer wrote:
> What is the output of "pbsnodes -a" show you? It should let you know how many compute nodes TORQUE
> believes exist and how many processors are available for launching jobs (np=<x>).
$ pbsnodes -a
     state = free
     np = 8
     ntype = cluster
     status = opsys=linux,uname=Linux conv01.xxxxx.xx 
2.6.18-1.2200.BB.8K.1 #1 SMP Tue Dec 5 19:13:45 CET 2006

> It sounds like TORQUE thinks there are more than 8 processors available, so it starts the 12 jobs.
> With two 8-core machines I would personally find this desirable: setting up the head node and the
> other computer as two compute nodes would allow you to run 16 processes simultaneously.
I've only hooked up one machine now.. the second one is waiting to be



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