[torqueusers] How to set max jobs for a certain user?

Gus Correa gus at ldeo.columbia.edu
Thu Mar 13 09:09:36 MDT 2014

On 03/12/2014 11:22 PM, Hongyi Zhao wrote:
> Hi all,
> I'm using pbs torque as the queue secheduler for my cluster.  I want to
> set max jobs for a certain  user.  Any hints on this?
> Regards
> --
> Hongyi Zhao <hongyi.zhao at gmail.com <mailto:hongyi.zhao at gmail.com>>
> Xinjiang Technical Institute of Physics and Chemistry
> Chinese Academy of Sciences
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Hi Hongyi

I am not sure this can be done with pbs_sched, which is a simple FIFO

However, if you switch to the Maui scheduler,
you could try adding a line like this
to the maui.cfg file, and restarting maui:

USERCFG[user_name] MAXJOB=4

More details here:


I hope this helps,
Gus Correa

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