[torqueusers] Interactive job

Tus tus at riseup.net
Wed Mar 26 13:11:34 MDT 2014

There are plenty of idle nodes but for some reason interactive jobs seem
to land on only a select few. If I submit a batch job it runs right away.
Where can I check if I have any restrictions for interactive?

> By default Moab deletes interactive jobs that it judges can't run
> immediately, so if you submit an interactive job to a busy cluster Moab
> may
> delete it. Could this be what is happening?
> Interactive resources are the same as non-interactive resources by
> default,
> but there are things you can do to restrict interactive jobs to certain
> queues and or certain nodes.
> On Wed, Mar 26, 2014 at 12:43 PM, Tus <tus at riseup.net> wrote:
>> Hello all,
>> When I try to run an interactive job it just hangs and then deletes.
>> $ qsub -N INTERACTIVE -l walltime=1:00 -W interactive=true
>> qsub: waiting for job 451604 to start
>> qsub: job 451604 apparently deleted
>> You have new mail in /var/spool/mail/xxxx
>> It looks like the node it tries to allocate has some problems. I'm
>> working
>> on fixing the issue on this node but wanted to find out why all
>> interactive jobs go to this node?
>> We use torque 2.4.6 with moab and only have one queue with 50+ nodes.
>> How
>> are interactive resources determined for qsub?
>> Thanks
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