[Beowulf] quick and dirty method for starting job on another node?

Stuart Midgley stuart.midgley at anu.edu.au
Tue May 3 14:56:11 PDT 2005

The best thing is pdsh from llnl.  It uses a tree structure to limit 
the number of threads required, produces sensible output on return 
(numbers which node did what output), is fast, stable and reliable.  It 
also has quite a nice syntax for specifying nodes.

Can be used with ssh/rsh as required.


pdcp is also very useful :)


On 04/05/2005, at 0:55, Jim Lux wrote:

> I'm looking for a quick and dirty way for a process on node N to start 
> a
> process on Node M, without having MPI, etc. running.  Needs to be a 
> single
> line for use in, e.g. a script. SSH is available on the target nodes, 
> but
> not a whole lot else. The nodes are using "busybox" for all the shell 
> kinds
> of things.
> Performance isn't critical.
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