[CentOS] HPC question: torques replacement

Fri Apr 17 16:28:13 UTC 2020
Valeri Galtsev <galtsev at kicp.uchicago.edu>

Dear Experts,

I know there are many HPC (high performance computing) experts on this 
list. I'd like to ask your advise.

Almost two decades ago I chose to go with OpenPBS (turned down condor 
and other alternatives for whatever reason) for clusters and number 
crunchers I support for the Department at the university. It turned out 
to be not bad, long lived choice. At some point I smoothly migrated to 
torque which was advertised as open source project (based on PBS, but it 
was much less hassle to compile...). Torque ceased to be open source two 
years ago, it is proprietary now. At some point I have to migrate away 
from torque for this reason. One of the ways would be to switch (back) 
to open source PBS Pro (pbspro.org).

I wonder what other options experts would recommend. Hopefully, not too 
far from torque (or PBS) from user prospective.

Thanks a lot for all your advises!

Valeri Galtsev
Sr System Administrator
Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics
Kavli Institute for Cosmological Physics
University of Chicago
Phone: 773-702-4247