Interactive and background jobs are strongly discouraged on ESI batch machines (though exceptions are made for compiling and debugging). Instead jobs should be submitted in batch mode via NQS from a frontend machine. Relevant commands are:
Note that you must add /usr/local/bin to your default UNIX path in order to access these commands. Sample scripts are:
More information about these commands may be obtained from the on-line manual. The queues are listed on the main page for the ESI network. In writing appropriate NQS scripts, please note that it is important that jobs run on the batch machines maximize performance. Since performance is lost by transfering files across disk boundaries, the standard operating procedure for running jobs on our batch machines is to
Note that users should never use /tmp as scratch directory. Instead /UDEM/disques/tmp/login should be used.
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