[torqueusers] Scalability of Torque

Jerry Smith jdsmit at sandia.gov
Thu Apr 23 11:05:35 MDT 2009


> Chi,
>
>   If you do not distinguish between PBSpro and Torque, and whether
> they use Maui, MOAB, or pbs_sched as the scheduler. Then #2 and #3
> also use PBS or Torque.  #3 is 6400 nodes, #2 is nearly 20,000 nodes.
>   
Does anyone know if each host on these clusters is running a pbs_mom?    
I know of some systems that have  pbs_mom on the front end ( for job 
control etc ),  but the compute partitions are running something else.

--Jerry

>
>  - Jim C.
>
>   
>> I got into a discussion this morning with a friend who mentioned that
>> SGE scales to over 3900 nodes (the one at TACC - Texas Advanced
>> Computing Center), and those are real nodes with one SGE's execd on
>> each node. Platform LSF scales to clusters with similar number of
>> nodes as well.
>>
>> I am wondering how many nodes the largest known Torque cluster has? I
>> know that the #1 on the top500 is running torque, but in terms of the
>> number of nodes, which one is the biggest?
>>
>> --Chi
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