[torqueusers] An issue when using pbs script to invoke different cpus from different nodes.

Ralph C. Bording rcbord at vims.edu
Wed Oct 19 02:34:01 MDT 2011

Hey, you can check to see which nodes (resources) are being use a couple of different ways. Try  "qstat -n" while the job is running. You can also use "pbsnodes -a" if you know the PBS jobid you can look to see which nodes the job is running on that way too.
To try that use 
qstat -u username 
That will get you the jobid.
pbsnodes -a | grep jobid will get you something close to qstat -n.

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On Oct 18, 2011, at 7:12 AM, "Hongsheng Zhao" <zhaohscas at yahoo.com.cn> wrote:

> Hi all,
> I use qsub to submit the job to my queue.   Currently I've the following 
> lines in the pbs script invoked by qsub:
> --------
> #PBS -l nodes=2:ppn=8
> #PBS -l walltime=99:00:00
> #PBS -j oe
> #PBS -o out
> #PBS -e err
> #PBS -V
> #PBS -q default
> ----------
> As you can see, in the above example, the job will use 16 cpus equally 
> supplied by two nodes.   But now, I want to let pbs assign the cpus and 
> nodes to this job according to the following requirements:
> 1- There are 8 cpus used for this job.
> 2- All of the these cpus may belong to one node, or can come from 
> different nodes, say,  supplied by two/three/four nodes and so on.
> Could you please give me some hints on this issue.  Thanks in advance.
> Regards
> -- 
> Hongsheng Zhao <zhaohscas at yahoo.com.cn>
> School of Physics and Electrical Information Science,
> Ningxia University, Yinchuan 750021, China
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