Scalable PBS

Andrew Wang andrewxwang at yahoo.com.tw
Sat Aug 16 00:03:57 EDT 2003


How big is your cluster?

Did you use Gridengine before -- how does SPBS compare
to SGE?

Andrew.

 --- Chris Samuel <csamuel at vpac.org> 的訊息:>
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> Hi all,
> 
> Just joined the list, so apologies if this is
> already well known.
> 
> I noticed a recent message in the archive about
> OpenPBS and problems with 
> scalability, and I think it's worth noting that
> there is an alternative (and 
> actively developed) fork of OpenPBS called "Scalable
> PBS" available from:
> 
> 	http://www.supercluster.org/projects/pbs/
> 
> Amongst other features it has (quoting the website):
> 
> 	Better Scalability
> 	   - Significantly improved server to MOM
> communication model, the ability to
> 	     handle larger clusters, larger jobs, larger
> messages, etc.
> 	   - Scales up to 2K nodes vs ~300 nodes for
> standard OpenPBS.
>  
> 	Improved Usability by incorporating more extensive
> logging, as well as, more
> 	human readable logging(ie no more 'error 15038 on
> command 42').
> 
> We're using SPBS here at VPAC on our IBM cluster and
> it's a lot better than 
> the last OpenPBS release (2.3.16, from 2001). They
> forked off from 2.3.12 
> rather than the last OpenPBS because it had a more
> open license.
> 
> The folks behind the project have worked very
> quickly with us to fix bugs 
> we've been finding in it, typically when I found a
> bug they had fixed it 
> within a day or so, usually overnight from my
> perspective in Oz. :-)
> 
> If you are considering using it I'd suggest using
> the current snapshot release 
> from:
> 
> 	http://www.supercluster.org/downloads/spbs/temp/
> 
> as that irons out a couple of bugs that might bite.
> 
> For the less adventurous there is a new release
> SOpenPBS-2.3.12p4 due out in 
> the near future that will include the fixes from the
> current snapshot.
> 
> cheers,
> Chris
> - -- 
>  Chris Samuel -- VPAC Systems & Network Admin
>  Victorian Partnership for Advanced Computing
>  Bldg 91, 110 Victoria Street, Carlton South,
>  VIC 3053, Australia - http://www.vpac.org/
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