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
--- 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:
> 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
> 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.
> - --
> 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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