[torqueusers] only one processor is used when using qsub -l procs flag

Xiangqian Wang jascha.wang at gmail.com
Fri Jan 13 02:10:56 MST 2012

my demo torque+maui cluster has one node with np=4 set fot it. i want to
submit a job requesting 3 processors, but when it start to run, i see only
one processor is used (qstat shows "exec_host = snode02/0").

i use torque 2.5.6 and maui 3.3.1. anyone can help me out, it'll be greatly

the submit script is something like:

#PBS -N procsjob
##PBS -l procs=3
#PBS -q batch
the output of checkjob is :

checking job 33
State: Running
Creds:  user:wangxq  group:wangxq  class:batch  qos:DEFAULT
WallTime: 00:00:00 of 1:00:00
SubmitTime: Fri Jan 13 17:07:43
  (Time Queued  Total: 00:00:01  Eligible: 00:00:01)
StartTime: Fri Jan 13 17:07:44
Total Tasks: 1
Req[0]  TaskCount: 1  Partition: DEFAULT
Network: [NONE]  Memory >= 0  Disk >= 0  Swap >= 0
Opsys: [NONE]  Arch: [NONE]  Features: [NONE]
Exec:  ''  ExecSize: 0  ImageSize: 0
Dedicated Resources Per Task: PROCS: 1
Utilized Resources Per Task:  [NONE]
Avg Util Resources Per Task:  [NONE]
Max Util Resources Per Task:  [NONE]
NodeAccess: SHARED
NodeCount: 0
Allocated Nodes:
Task Distribution: snode02

IWD: [NONE]  Executable:  [NONE]
Bypass: 0  StartCount: 1
PartitionMask: [ALL]
Flags:       RESTARTABLE
Reservation '33' (00:00:00 -> 1:00:00  Duration: 1:00:00)
PE:  1.00  StartPriority:  1
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