Setting up pbs for use with molpro

Timothy John Giese giese025 at
Thu Nov 6 18:27:45 GMT 2003

If you are using redhat 9, you may need to patch the source code - so 
you'd have to get yourself a source tarball.
I just setup a set of rh9 desktop machines a few weeks ago to run pbs 
and created a webpage documenting what I did
so that it wouldn't be hard for me to set something similar up in the 
future.  (It should be fairly step-by-step and fairly accurate).

The node installation instructions should have links to the patches that 
would be needed to run on redhat 9.  I'm using the cluster to distribute 
small 1-proc jobs across machines and cannot provide any help with 
regard to multi-node processes.

Tim Giese

Wheeler, Dr M.D. wrote:

>Dear All,
>I am trying to set up openPBS to control parallel molpro on our small (4 node/2cpu per node) cluster.  I have used the .rpm version that came on my linux installation disk. I have followed the instaructions on the PORTABLE BATCH SYSTEM (PBS) MINI-HOWTO site (, however, nothing is working at all and the manual may as well be in klingon for all the use it is...
>Does anyone have experience setting up openPBS on a linux cluster and would be willing to help me out a little.
>Thanks in advance,
>Dr. Martyn D. Wheeler
>Department of Chemistry
>University of Leicester
>University Road
>Leicester, LE1 7RH, UK.
>Tel (office): +44 (0)116 252 3985
>Tel (lab):    +44 (0)116 252 2115
>Fax:          +44 (0)116 252 3789
>Email:        martyn.wheeler at

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