[Beowulf] picking out a job scheduler

Chris Samuel csamuel at vpac.org
Wed Jan 3 17:50:06 EST 2007


On Wednesday 03 January 2007 23:01, Reuti wrote:

> - Do you need support for Tight Integrated Linda (I think this will  
> most often mean Gaussian) (and PVM) parallel jobs: use SGE

Interesting, why so ?   I know a number of sites around Australia (including a 
1900+ CPU cluster) run Gaussian using PBS (I don't know how much pain, if 
any, they went through for that but my understanding is that anything else 
that involves Gaussian involves pain and many dead chickens).

My memory is that the one time I've had to set up a PVM dependant application 
(TGICL) it wasn't particularly hard to get going.  Mind you PVM seems pretty 
dead, TGICL was the only application we've ever had requested that needed it 
and that was a couple of years ago and was only for a couple of weeks work.

cheers!
Chris
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