[torqueusers] Adding to a cluster

Wayne Mallett wayne.mallett at jcu.edu.au
Wed Sep 24 15:25:53 MDT 2008

G'day All,

All nodes were visible.  I checked torque and maui configurations and 
then restarted torque and maui again.  What I noticed in and around all 
the checks I made was that qmgr wasn't reporting the correct amount of 
resources used - using qstat to compare with report using qmgr.  After 
the restart of torque and maui I discovered another ~350 new jobs (on 
top of the ~150 running) showed up on the system - we only have ~400 CPUs.

My guess is that the system was having trouble catching up with an 
influx of jobs - coming from a user's script.  I've asked the user to 
put a sleep command between job submissions in the script.  I restarted 
torque several times during my investigations.  It wasn't until maui was 
restarted that the problem showed itself.

Thankyou all for the suggestions.


Brock Palen wrote:
> Did you add the nodes to torque?
> pbsnodes hostname
> Does it show up?
> Brock Palen
> www.umich.edu/~brockp
> Center for Advanced Computing
> brockp at umich.edu
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> On Sep 24, 2008, at 11:24 AM, Craig West wrote:
>> G'day Wayne,
>> Did you restart Maui as well?
>> It just sounds like Maui doesn't know about the new nodes.
>> Craig.
>> On 09/23/2008 08:52 PM, Wayne Mallett wrote:
>>> G'day Torque users,
>>> I've recently added new servers to the cluster that I manage.  I've 
>>> changed the resources_available.ncpus to the new figure and restarted 
>>> the pbs_server daemon, but it seems Toque/Maui cannot run jobs - maui 
>>> reports 'NoResources' available.  I can manually force the jobs to 
>>> run.  Does anyone have any ideas?
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Dr. Wayne Mallett
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