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Torque 6.0 NUMA Use Cases: Task Placement (Numa Nodes)

This entry is part 2 of 2 in the series Torque 6.0 NUMA Use Cases

This entry is part 2 of 2 in the series Torque 6.0 NUMA Use CasesThe big new feature of the 2016 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350 was not its 5.2 liter, 526 horsepower engine, 429 lb-ft of torque, or its 4.3 second 0-60 time.┬áIt was its handling. Ford finally made a muscle car that could hold […]

Using qrun with Torque 6.0

Merry Christmas! And for many of you Torque users, the Torque 6.0 release is like that new present that must be assembled. Many of you will try to put it together without looking at the instructions (I know I would be) only to find you didn’t put it together quite right. At that point you […]

Torque 6.0 NUMA Use Cases: Introduction

This entry is part 1 of 2 in the series Torque 6.0 NUMA Use Cases

This entry is part 1 of 2 in the series Torque 6.0 NUMA Use CasesTorque 6.0.0 was released in October so it is time to help users understand how to use the new features which have been added. One of the main focuses of Torque 6.0.0 was to enable users to maximize the performance and […]

Torque Birds of a Feather at SC ’15

Time flies so fast. I can’t believe Supercomputing is here again and it is time for another Torque Birds of a Feather (BoF). This is the sixth Torque BoF in the last seven years and it almost seems it would not be Supercomputing without a Torque BoF. Over the years this meeting of community members […]

Adding cgroups to Torque 6.0

One of the main advancements for the upcoming release of Torque 6.0 is the addition of cgroups to help with the management of job resources which improves accounting, creates better memory enforcement and makes it easier to partition hardware to get the maximum efficiency for each job. In the latest Linux kernels cgroups are often […]

SC’14 Torque BoF Summary

Here it is February, 2015, already and we are still talking about Supercomputing 2014. But we promised to post our presentation and summarize what happened at this years Torque Birds of a Feather (BoF). This year our BoF was up against some pretty stiff competition from next door. The “HPC Systems Engineering, Suffering and Administration” […]

Torque Configuration: User Access

Getting a simple installation of Torque up and running is relatively easy. But to take advantage of its many features and creating a useful cluster can be a challenge. The online documentation can be pretty cryptic for the beginning and even the advanced Torque user. I am going to start a new series of blog […]

Reflecting on the SC14 TORQUE BoF

The first time I ever visited New Orleans was at Supercomputing 2010. There were many good things about that visit but the cab drivers left such a bad taste in my mouth I have to admit I let it overshadow most of the good memories. For Supercomputing 2014 I prepared myself for those New Orleans […]

TORQUE Protocol 4: Inter-Server Communication

This entry is part 4 of 4 in the series TORQUE Protocols

This entry is part 4 of 4 in the series TORQUE ProtocolsThe TORQUE inter-server or IS protocol is for inter-server communication. “What do you mean by inter-server?” you might say. “Isn’t there only one server in the TORQUE cluster?” Like so many other things in the computer art the term server can have an ambiguous […]

TORQUE BoF 2014: Past, Present and Future

This entry is part 3 of 7 in the series #HPCMatters

This entry is part 3 of 7 in the series #HPCMattersSupercomputing 2014 is almost here. And for the fifth time in the last six years that means it is also time for the Supercomputing TORQUE Birds of a Feather. Aside from the stress of preparing for the meeting I really love this event. My first […]