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[Condor-users] Using Condor as a substitute for OpenPBS
- Date: Wed, 26 Oct 2005 13:26:24 +0100
- From: Angel de Vicente <angelv@xxxxxx>
- Subject: [Condor-users] Using Condor as a substitute for OpenPBS
despite being a fan of Condor (and administering a 200 machines pool), I would
not recommend it as a substitute of OpenPBS for a cluster. I think you would be
better off trying Torque
and if you have more demanding scheduling needs then add Maui
top of it. Besides other things, the change from OpenPBS to Torque will be
Angel de Vicente
David McGiven writes:
> Dear Condor Users,
> I'm actually using OpenPBS. Since that project has been unmaintained for
> some years now, I would like to switch to a free one but under active
> I would like to know if I can use Condor like I use PBS :
> - There's a single que, in which all jobs submitted by the different users
> go into. The PBS allocates free nodes for those jobs, and starts running
> When there are no more free nodes, the jobs keep on entering on the que,
> but have to wait till there are free nodes, of course.
> - The jobs we submit are 99% of these two types : Amber
> (http://amber.scripps.edu) and Gaussian (http://www.guassian.com)
> Amber jobs : They are executed with the mpirun wrapper.
> Gaussian jobs : They are executed like if it was a serial command, but it
> allocates any number of nodes specified. It uses the LINDA parallel
> I don't want anyother functionalities of Condor like checkpointing,
> scheduling priorities, idle cycling harvest, and so on ... I just want the
> plain queue with a FIFO order.
> Also, I don't want to apply any kernel patches, nor linking any external
> libraries to my applications.
> Is it possible to replace OpenPBS with Condor and have the same
> functionality ?
> Thanks in advance.
> David McGiven
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