PBS Compute Manager
Compute Manager is a simple web interface where users can perform the below tasks
Monitor the jobs which are running
Once navigated through the URL, a similar interface shown below should be opened.
Make sure that Compute ManagerTM is selected below before typing the username and password. The username and password provided should be NSCC credentials.
Once logged into the interface there are three buttons shown in left below corner to choose among the options.
In the above screen, Monitoring means, you can monitor the jobs, Remote Files is a file browser to download/upload and navigate through files in remote server, and Job Submission is to submit the jobs.
In the above screenshot, I selected Monitoring therefore in the right pane it is showing all my jobs which are submitted.
When a job is selected, in the right above pane, the job details are shown in the below pane similar to the screenshots below, when choosing one of the tabs Overview, Properties, Files and Actions
In the job monitoring section, it is also possible to terminate a running job.
Tab “Remote Files”
Select “Remote Files” tab from the left pane, bottom section to navigate through the Filebrowser. This will open the directory structure in the middle pane top section and files in the selected directory in the below section. A similar screenshot is below:
Text file viewer
Folder Navigation buttons
Files and folders
Navigate to previous directory
Navigate to next directory
These two buttons only will be enabled when moving among directories
Go back to home directory
Navigate one level up
Refresh the view
Delete files (Execute with caution)
Tab “Job Submission”
As the name stands this button is for job submission. If there’s a template or profile defined already in the system, then such profiles or jobs will be displayed in the right side pane. See the below screenshots for more information.
In the above screenshot, the predefined templates under application section are mostly the Display manager apps, and there’s no application which is relevant for my job submission so I selected PBSJobApp from the left pane which shows me the middle section with job information. I can choose the required number of processors from here or I can put all the resource requirement in my job submission script.
The last two steps which I need to do are to drag and drop the desired job submission script under Job Script and click on Submit button.
You may notice the submit.pbs is the script name under Job Script currently which I wanted to submit.
PBS Pro Display Manager
Display Manager is another web interface similar to Compute Manager which enables remote visualization of high end graphics applications. It enables high performance remote display of applications over the networks using a web browser. It fosters team work and communications through share the sessions feature among users.
Refer to “How do I access NSCC?” section under https://help.nscc.sg/faqs/ for the relevant URL for Display Manager.
Once logged in, you’ll see the following interface.
Display Manager GUI has 3 panes
This pane lists all the available applications available on Display Manager.
This is the display pane where users can interact with the remote applications
This pane allows users to manipulate and view the jobs.
This pane list the users’ open sessions.
Display Manager Applications
Currently there are only three applications are configured on Display Manager. To run these applications, double click on the application icons in the Application Pane.