[torqueusers] forcing use of one processor per node?

John Young j.e.young at larc.nasa.gov
Wed Apr 16 12:56:42 MDT 2008

>From: Troy Baer <troy at osc.edu>
>Cc: torqueusers at supercluster.org
>Organization: Ohio Supercomputer Center
>Date: Wed, 16 Apr 2008 14:00:39 -0400
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>> And despite specifically asking for 'ppn=1', I got:
>> Warning: no access to tty (Bad file descriptor).
>> Thus no job control in this shell.
>> This is the list of nodes that Torque has assigned to this job:
>> n16
>> n16
>> n17
>> n17
>> So it does not appear to me that the application is at fault.  :-/
>I suspect this is coming from your scheduler configuration rather than
>TORQUE.  IIRC, the defaults in Maui allow it to rewrite the node
>specification so long as it results in the requested number of
>processors.  If you want it to follow your node specification exactly,
>you may need to set the following in your maui.cfg:
>	--Troy
>Troy Baer, Supercomputing Support Engineer
>Ohio Supercomputer Center
>Phone:  614-292-9701


    It would seem that you are correct, sir.  :-)  I made the
specified change to my maui.cfg file, removed the explicit
memory requirement from my batch file, and re-ran my test job.  
Now, when I ask for '#PBS -l nodes=4:ppn=1', I do actually 
seem to be getting the requested four nodes.  Many thanks!

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