Managing and Using PBS Professional

PBS is a workload management system that provides a unified batch queuing and job management interface to a set of computing resources. PBS Professional is an ideal solution for customers that need a consistent job submission and monitoring instance, automated staging of input and return of output files and more importantly seeking security and reliability in their workload.
Students in this training course will first learn the fundamentals of PBS Professional, from installation to submitting jobs. We will discuss in-depth various PBS scheduling policies and observe how they work by providing lab exercises. Students will complete the class with a better understanding of how PBS Professionals works and to optimize their HPC complex.

Day One:

We will start the class with basic knowledge of workload management and overview of PBS Professional. Students will have the opportunity to install PBS, query Altair licenses, and go over the directory structure. The second half of the day, we will show the different ways of submitting PBS jobs, and from basic to advance job-querying techniques.

Day Two:

Day two will start by administrating PBS for each of the PBS components. Students will learn various features and in-depth scheduling policies. Students will have the opportunity to work on labs exercise to better understand how PBS features works.

Day Three:

On this day, we will focus on various site specific techniques, such as hooks, failover configuration, custom resources and advance limiting resource usage.

Class Format
  • 3 days (The start time is 9:00 AM and end time is 5:00 PM)
  • Instructor led
  • Hands-on exercises, one student to a computer

A basic knowledge of Linux/UNIX operation system is required.

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