Peter Cock wrote:
> On Thu, Jun 2, 2011 at 6:23 PM, Nate Coraor <n...@bx.psu.edu> wrote:
> > Peter Cock wrote:
> >> On a related point, I've previously suggested a $variable could be defined
> >> for use in tool XML wrappers to set the number of threads. This number
> >> could come from a general configuration file, or perhaps via the cluster
> >> settings - the point is the tool doesn't need to know, it just gets told 
> >> how
> >> many threads it is allowed.
> >
> > Yeah, that's the idea.
> >
> > job_conf.xml:
> >
> > <?xml version="1.0"?>
> > <job_conf>
> >    <destinations>
> >        <destination name="default" runner="local"/>
> >        <destination name="pbs_default" runner="pbs">
> >            <native_param name="queue">batch</native_param>
> >        </destination>
> >    </destinations>
> >    <tools>
> >        <tool id="upload1" destination="default"/>
> >        <tool id="bowtie_wrapper" destination="pbs_default">
> >            <resource type="cores">8</resource>
> >        </tool>
> >    </tools>
> > </job_conf>
> >
> > pbs.py then knows to translate '<resource type="cores">8</resource>' to
> > '-l nodes=1:ppn=8'.
> >
> > Your tool can access that value a bunch, like $__resources__.cores.
> >
> > The same should be possible for other consumables.
> >
> 
> Sounds good. Would there be a global default setting somewhere in
> universe.ini or elsewhere for when job_conf.xml didn't set a value?

default_cluster_job_runner will remain for backwards compatibility, but
we'll ship a sample job_conf.xml that runs everything locally by
default.

--nate

> 
> Peter
> 
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