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PBS Professional® Hands-On Training Course
We are offering a 4-day PBS Professional hands-on training course that teaches in detail the use of PBS Professional hook mechanism to help achieve site requirements. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn how to finetune your HPC environment.

Objective: Students in this course will learn the fundamentals of PBS Professional and how to optimize its features by implementing hooks functionalities.

Overview: PBS Professional is a robust workload management system supplying the features required to manage diverse workloads across a wide variety of environments.

PBS Professional hooks provide a mechanism for administrators to create Python scripts that further customize and enhance the capabilities of PBS Professional. Examples include, job filtering, automatic resource assignment, resource monitoring, and node health checks.

Class Format:
  • 4 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 Prerequisites:
    • A basic knowledge of Linux/UNIX operation system is required.
    Topics:
    • Understanding PBS Professional
      • What is PBS Professional
      • PBS Works Web Site
      • PBS Works Documentation
      • Currently Supported System
      • Workload Management Components
    • Installation of PBS Professional
      • Pre-Installation planning
      • Basic installation
      • PBS LM-X licenses
      • Post-Installation
      • PBS directory structure
    • Job Management
      • Various job types
      • Submitting jobs
      • Querying jobs
      • Assigning job attributes
      • Requesting job resources
      • SMP versus MPI job submissions
      • Altering job requested resources
      • File staging
      • Job Dependencies
      • Advance & Standing Reservations
    • Using Job Arrays
      • Concept of Job Arrays
      • Submitting Job Arrays
      • Querying Job Arrays
    • PBS Administration
      • Anatomy of PBS Professional
      • Directory of PBS installation
      • Directory of PBS Server configuration
      • Working with PBS daemons
      • Viewing PBS Server Configurations
    • PBS Server Site Configurations
      • Working with PBS Server attributes
      • Working with PBS Queue attributes
      • Working with PBS Vnode attributes
      • PBS Server logging information
    • PBS MOM Site Configurations
      • Concept of PBS MOM
      • Directory of PBS MOM configuration
      • Configuring PBS MOM attributes
      • PBS MOM logging information
    • PBS Scheduling Site Configurations
      • Concept of PBS Scheduler
      • Directory of PBS Scheduler configuration
      • Standard behavior of PBS Scheduler
      • PBS Scheduler logging information
      • Configuring various local scheduling policies
    • Scheduling Custom Resources
      • Concept of Custom Resources
      • Understanding various types of custom resources
    • Site Specific Configurations
      • Job history
      • PBS Redundancy and Failover
      • GPU Scheduling
      • Prologue and Epilogues custom scripts
      • PBS Accounting Records
      • Managing resource limits
      • Basic introduction of using Hooks
    • Trouble Shooting
    • Various trouble shooting assistance tools

    Cost: $2000
Upcoming Dates
February 19 - 22, 2019
Troy, MI
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Troy, MI
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