XPBS at MCSR
Before the definition of xpbs and its features, the
Portable Batch System
(PBS) should be defined. PBS is a flexible batch queueing and workload
management system originally developed by Veridian Systems for NASA. It
operates on networked, multi-platform UNIX environments, including
heterogeneous clusters of workstations, supercomputers, and massively
Xpbs is GUI front end to PBS commands which provides a user-friendly
point-and-click interface to PBS commands. If you submit programming
jobs on a multi-user machine, and you don't have any detailed idea of how to
use pbs features from command line, then xpbs command will help you learn and
use pbs in few minutes.
Running xpbs will initialize the X resource database from various sources
in the following order:
The RESOURCE_MANAGER property on the root window (updated via xrdb) with settings usually defined in the .Xdefaults file
Preference settings defined by the system administrator in the global xpbsrc file
User's ~/.xpbsrc file - this file defines various X resources like fonts, colors, list of PBS hosts
to query, criteria for listing queues and jobs, and various view states.
If you are going to run xpbs, there are few things you need to check.
First of all, you have to setup your DISPLAY variable as the right
host name by using the following commands below:
For csh (tcsh) users:
setenv DISPLAY '':0
For sh (ksh) users:
Where, in each case, is actually the hostname or IP address of the
machine you are connecting from.
One last tip: if you are using a Windows O/S, then you should either
connect to the host using
or run XWin-32 in the background when
you are using other kinds of connection software, such as
SSH Secure Shell.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
for further information and assistance.