[torqueusers] wait for job completion

Glen Beane glen.beane at gmail.com
Thu May 28 05:26:26 MDT 2009

On Wed, May 27, 2009 at 3:47 PM, Tony Schreiner <schreian at bc.edu> wrote:
> I'm transitioning a cluster from Platform/LSF to Torque, and one of
> the ways the cluster is used is to run jobs submitted over a web cgi
> front end. In the cases that the run is short enough, the results
> would be returned on a web page.  This relied on the bsub -K option in
> LSF which doesn't return control to the shell until the job is finished.
> Is there something equivalent in Torque? Or has anybody hacked another
> way to do this? I can imagine setting up a semaphore file on a shared
> directory, but I'm hoping for something simpler.

There is nothing equivalent in TORQUE.  I'm going to add this as a
feature request in Bugzilla.  I'm not quite sure how I would go about
implementing this right now,  but I think it is something we should do
to help people that want to move from LSF to TORQUE.

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