Re: Job scheduling (managing) software recommendation

From: Francesco Oteri (
Date: Mon Mar 07 2011 - 06:30:53 CST

Hi Ajasja,
In my lab we used torque. It is easy to install because it is already
packaged (at least for debian).
Since it is widely used there is a wide community you can use to solve

The website of torque is:

If you prefer to install it from source, the procedure as well as the
configuration steps are well explained.
Moreover it is well interfaced with MPI, avoiding to waste time in
interfacing queues with parallel environment.


Il 07/03/2011 12:36, Ajasja Ljubetič ha scritto:
> Dear NAMD users,
> Does anybody have a recontamination for a job scheduling software
> suitable for a small home (lab) build cluster? Preferably one that is
> easy to install and supports dependencies between tasks (and *gulp*
> supports windows).
> I have the following situation:
> 8 nodes if 8 processors (AMD opteron)
> 2-10 nodes of Core i7-870
> On this I would like to run ~100 short NAMD jobs (a couple of days
> processing).
> After googling I found
> But I must have been using the wrong keywords (job scheduler, job
> manager..). By accident I stumbled on:
> which seems almost ideal.
> Any other suggestions highly appreciated.
> Best regards,
> Ajasja Ljubetič,
> Young reasercher,
> Laboratory of biophysics,
> Institute Jožef Štefan,
> Ljubljana, Slovenia

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