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Dash User Guide: Running Jobs

There are a total of 16 compute nodes, each with 8 processors/node and 48GB/node. The nodes are accessible via the batch, express, and long queues.

Interactive Jobs

Interactive jobs should be used to test/debug your programs.

[user@dash-0-36]$ qsub -I -q batch -l nodes=1:ppn=8 \
                 -l walltime=01:00:00 -A <allocation> 
[user@dash-0-X]$ cd /path/to/executable 
[user@dash-0-X]$ mpirun -np 8 ./program.ex

Batch Jobs

Example Script:

[user@dash-0-36]$ cat script 
# the queue to be used.
#PBS -q batch 
# specify your project allocation 
#PBS -A <allocation> 
# number of nodes and number of processors per node requested
#PBS -l nodes=1:ppn=8 
# requested Wall-clock time. 
#PBS -l walltime=HH:MM:SS  
# name of the standard out file to be "output-file". 
#PBS -o job_output 
# name of the job

cd $PBS_O_WORKDIR #change to the working directory 
mpirun -np 8 /path/to/your_executable

Submit the job via:

[user@dash]$ qsub <batch_script>

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