[torqueusers] Submitting X application
Roland.Krause at amtc-dresden.com
Fri Apr 11 05:38:21 MDT 2008
I found a way to run those X-wiindows applications.
In .login I set an alias for each application
alias tclock "qsub -I -X -l nodes=1 -N CLOCK"
If I do a tclock on command line, torque submits an interactive job AND
sources the .login
In .login I'm looking for $PBS_JOBNAME and do something:
if ($?PBS_JOBNAME) then
if ($PBS_JOBNAME == "CLOCK") then
echo "start xclock with torque"
From: torqueusers-bounces at supercluster.org
[mailto:torqueusers-bounces at supercluster.org] On Behalf Of Priskin,
Sent: Thursday, April 10, 2008 8:37 AM
To: torqueusers at supercluster.org
Subject: [torqueusers] Submitting X application
We have running the OpenPBS cluster at Linux network for a while
for batch computer intensive jobs. I was asked to configure the cluster
in order to make possible submit interactive jobs which launch X-windows
application, i.e. running the GUI based application at one of the MOM
machine and see the graphic result on the machine where the job was
submitted. This approach would better balance the GUI applications load
over the network.
I did several trials with interactive job "qsub -I" but I did
not get into the state when the X was forwarded to the client where the
job was submitted. I usually get the "Can't open display" error message
from the application. I tried to set the DISPLAY env. variable to the
submitting node, set the xhost +, etc. but no result. I'm not an expert
of X-windows system at all. Since I'm running quite obsolete slightly
configured OpenPBS 2.3.16, I looked at Torque hoping to find some
solution. It was not the case, thus I'm asking whether someone has some
solution for this issue.
I know just very few about the LSF, but it somehow supports this
Any solution ?
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