[torqueusers] Re: timesharing cpus

Davide Cesari dcesari at arpa.emr.it
Wed May 14 09:50:54 MDT 2008

I am in a similar situation where I need to allow unlimited jobs to run 
on a cluster frontend node and I solved by using the :ts time sharing 
definition for the node and by defining a special queue including only 
that node, so that qsub -q that_special_queue sends the job there and 
the :ts definition allows an indefinite number of jobs to be running 
simultaneously. Without defining a special queue I found no way, in 
torque, to convince a job to run on a time sharing node, any other 
positive experience with :ts?
	hope this helps, Davide

> Hi,
>     I've been looking up and down the archive and manuals, there  
> doesn't seem to be "proper" way to run more than 1 job per cpu, other 
> than to lie to in the node definition, and to set maui "NODECFG[DEFAULT] 
> MAXJOB=100".
>    the :ts in the definition is purely ornamental, made to "flag the 
> nodes" in the pbsnodes output and such, according to the pbd admin guide.
>     So, is there a proper way to run more than 1 process/job per cpu ?
> thanks
> -- 
> Daniel Bourque
> Sr. Systems Engineer
> WeatherData Service Inc
> An Accuweather Company

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