[torqueusers] qsub on several nodes

Ken Nielson knielson at adaptivecomputing.com
Tue Jun 1 10:16:21 MDT 2010

On 06/01/2010 10:08 AM, Felix Werner wrote:
> Dear all,
> Suppose I want to run a job on 40 CPUs (with MPI),
> and there are
> 10 CPUs available on the node "node1"
> 10 on "node2"
> 20 on "node3".
> What I do is:
> qsub -l nodes=node1:ppn=10+node2:ppn=10+node3:ppn=20 shell_name.sh
> This is tedious because I need to look manually how many CPUs are 
> available on which node.
> So is there a way to just tell the queing system "I want to run on 40 
> CPUs, on whatever nodes"?
> Many thanks!
> Felix Werner

If you use a scheduler like Moab you can simply use qsub -l nodes=40 and 
it will take care of where they are going to run. But if you are going 
to run jobs manually this is how it has to be done.


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