Process Accounting on a Linux Cluster

Gary Stiehr gary at umsl.edu
Fri Oct 27 14:22:26 EDT 2000


What about people who use MPI/PVM to start new processes?  According to
the PBS Administrator's guide, these processes are not tracked by PBS'
accounting facilities or controlled by PBS in any other way (from what I
am reading in the PBS admin guide, you place a job in a queue and when
its time comes, the *same* job is executed on all of the requested
nodes).  

Greg Lindahl wrote:
> 
> > 1.) Has anyone had experience with process accounting on a Linux
> > cluster?
> 
> Since we're using PBS and "space-shared" nodes, we use PBS's accounting file
> and charge people according to the wall clock time that they use.
> 
> -- g

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