[GE users] monitoring spawned processes

Reuti reuti at staff.uni-marburg.de
Thu Nov 25 18:55:35 GMT 2004

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> I'm running into a problem when I try to submit an Abaqus job with SGE.
> I can start an Abaqus job with either qrsh or qsub and it gets submitted
> to one of our compute servers fine. On the compute server a process
> "abq641" gets started and after 5-10 seconds it spawns a number of
> processes (Python, pre.x, whatever) and the "abq641" process ends, thereby 
> ending the job as well even though there are still processes running in the 
> background doing all kinds of calculations.

Is this "abq641" used to start a job on a local nodes (with out SGE) in the 
background? Is there any other script to run it in the foreground?

> When I run qstat the abaqus job (abq641) has finished but our compute
> nodes are still happily running the spawned processes but we have no
> idea these jobs are still running untill we login on our servers and
> check this by hand.
> Is there any way for SGE to track these kind of spawned processes?

If SGE is proper setup all the running/spawned processes should be killed, 
when the main task ends.

CU - Reuti

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