Quick Guide to Setting Up OpenPBS

Rajarshi Guha


Before You Start

The PBS manual defines a number of terms. I'll just go into those terms which are relevant to this discussion:


Paths & Variables

For the purpose of this article we'll decide on some variable (like host names, home directories etc).

Setting Up The Cluster

Compiling the Code

Setting Up the Execution Nodes

Setting Up the Scheduler

I've only played with the default C scheduler so thats what I'll be discussing. I hope to play with the Python scheduler and I'll put up notes when I do that.

Setting Up the Queue Server