[torqueusers] Compiling Torque in Cygwin

Douglas Wightman wightman at clusterresources.com
Thu Sep 11 15:18:13 MDT 2008

Moab can integrate with Microsoft's computer cluster server.

- Douglas

Lloyd Brown wrote:
> Joshua Bernstein wrote:
>> Hi Darcy,
>> Darcy Quick wrote:
>>> Has anyone had luck getting Torque working in Cygwin?  I need to run
>>> a pbs_mom on a Windows node.  There's no mention of it in the OS
>>> notes in INSTALL.
>> As people have said on the list, client commands and the pbs_server
>> will build nicely, though in 2.3.3, at least, there isn't a pbs_mom
>> type for Windows.
>> This seems strange to me because Cluster Resources and others have
>> claimed to be able to build hybrid clusters (or use Xen/VMWare to boot
>> Windows on top of Linux). Now I assumed that was done by placing a
>> pbs_mom on the Windows compute nodes, and thus allow them to be
>> scheduled by Moab just like any other node. This of course would
>> require a windows version of pbs_mom.
>> Perhaps though they have some other interface, that allows Moab to
>> directly interface with something on the Windows Node.
>> In any case, considering pbs_mom doesn't build, I'd be curious how
>> these hybrid clusters are getting scheduled.
>> In anybody on this list running a hybrid cluster?
>> -Joshua Bernstein
>> Software Engineer
>> Penguin Computing
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> I seem to remember asking about this at SC07, and it sounded like it had
> more to do with the virtualized cluster being reprovisioned by Moab on
> demand.  So, in essence, the cluster could reinstall/reconfigure its
> compute nodes to whatever OS was needed.  I don't know how they started
> processes on the Windows VMs. 
> Okay.  Maybe before I get myself in too deep, someone from CR can give
> an *official* response.
> Lloyd Brown

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