pbsdsh - distribute task to nodes under pbs
pbsdsh [-c copies] [-o] [-s] [-u] [-v] program [args]
pbsdsh [-n node] [-o] [-s] [-u] [-v] program [args]
pbsdsh [-h nodename] [-o] [-v] program [args]
Executes (spawns) a normal Unix program on one or more nodes under control of
the Portable Batch System, PBS. Pbsdsh uses the Task Manager API, see
tm_spawn(3), to distribute the program on the allocated nodes.
When run without the -c or the -n option, pbsdsh will spawn the program on all
nodes allocated to the PBS job. The spawns take place concurrently - all
execute at (about) the same time.
Users will find the PBS_TASKNUM
, and the
environmental variables useful. They contain the TM task
id, the node identifier, and the cpu (virtual node) identifier.
- -c copies
- The program is spawned on the first nodes allocated. This option is mutual
exclusive with -n.
- -n node
- The program is spawned on one node which is the node allocted. This option
is mutual exclusive with -c.
- -h hostname
- The program is spawned on the node specified.
- Capture stdout of the spawned program. Normally stdout goes to the job's
- If this option is given, the program is run in turn on each node, one
after the other.
- The program is run once on each node (unique). This ignores the number of
allocated processers on a given node.
- Verbose output about error conditions and task exit status is
The first operand, is the program to execute.
Additional operands, are passed as arguments to the program.
The pbsdsh command will write a diagnostic message to standard error for each
Upon successful processing of all the operands presented to the command, the
exit status will be a value of zero.
If the pbsdsh command fails to process any operand, or fails to contact the MOM
daemon on the localhost the command exits with a value greater than zero.