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Advanced Job Management @ NUS

January 30 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

  • Registration: https://nscc.typeform.com/to/F2m2pL
  • Advanced Job Management I (9:00 – 12:00)
  • Overview: The objective of this course is to teach basic usage of PBS Professional job scheduler. You will learn basic job management such as submitting, deleting and viewing the status of jobs. Understanding about projects and quotas, writing batch scripts to submit unattended jobs.
  • Agenda:
    1. Introduction to PBS Professional
    2. PBS Professional Key Features and Benefits
    3. PBS Professional Components and Roles
    4. Job submission
    a. Batch and interactive jobs
    b. Writing PBS batch scripts (learning various PBS directives used in batch script)
    c. Submitting batch and interactive jobs
    d. Job submission options
    5. Understanding Resources
    a. Host wide and Job wide resources
    6. Requesting resources in chunks
    7. Deferring Job Execution
    8. Job Management
    a. List jobs
    b. Learn various job states
    c. Delete jobs
    d. Hold jobs
    9. Selective job querying
    10. Projects management
    a. Understanding Projects and quota
    b. Submitting jobs to a specific project
    c. Checking project usage and balance
    11. Learning about various queues
    12. Handling output and error files
  • Prerequisites:1. A valid user account on NSCC system, ASPIRE1
    2. Pre-installed SSH client like Putty or Moba-Xterm to connect to ASPIRE1 on user’s laptop
    3. Basic understanding of Linux commands.
    a. File management
    b. “vi” editor
    c. Using “modules” in Linux
  • Expected outcome: At the end of this course one should have a fair undertaking about PBS Pro, projects and queues configuration at NSCC, basic job management.
  • Advanced Job Management II (13:00 – 17:00)
  • Overview: The advanced job management training focuses on array job, job dependencies, checkpoint and restart, file stage-in/out and troubleshooting job submission issues. This will help users to more efficiently run their jobs by best utilizing the hardware.
  • Agenda:
  • 1. Introduction
    2. Job management and project info in brief
    3. Job exit codes
    4. MPI jobs in batch mode
    a. “mpirpocs” parameter
    b. MPI tight integration
    5. Multithreaded jobs and OMP_NUM_THREADS in batch mode
    6. Details on memory enforcement
    7. Job Arrays
    8. Job dependencies
    9. PBS Reservations
    10. Using Check pointing
    11. File stage-in/out
    12. Using IME
    13. Troubleshooting
    14. Lab Session
    15. Using Compute Manager
    16. Using Display Manager
  • Prerequisites:
  • 1. A valid user account on NSCC system, ASPIRE1
    2. Pre-installed SSH client like Putty or Moba-Xterm to connect to ASPIRE1 on user’s laptop
    3. Basic understanding of Linux commands.
    a. File management
    b. “vi” editor
    c. Using “modules” in Linux
    d. Process management
    4. Basic PBS Pro job management
  • Expected outcome: At the end of this course one will have fair understanding about advanced job management such as array jobs, reservations, Job dependencies, file stage-in/out, IME and Compute, Display Manager.

Details

Date:
January 30
Time:
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Event Category:
Website:
https://nscc.typeform.com/to/F2m2pL

Venue

CIT Auditorium Information Technology, Level 2 2 Engineering Drive 4 National University of Singapore Singapore 117584
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