[slurm-users] spawning a new terminal for each srun

Valerio Bellizzomi valerio at selnet.org
Sat Jun 29 17:33:50 UTC 2019

On Sat, 2019-06-29 at 16:27 +0000, Renfro, Michael wrote:
> Is this output file being written to a central file server that can be accessed from your submit host? If so, start another ssh session from your local computer to the submit host.
> Is the output file being written to a location only accessible from the compute node running your job? You might be able to ssh from the submit host to the compute node (or maybe from your local computer to the compute node).
> > On Jun 29, 2019, at 10:07 AM, Valerio Bellizzomi <valerio at selnet.org> wrote:
> > 
> >> On Sat, 2019-06-29 at 07:57 -0700, Brian Andrus wrote:
> >> I believe you are referring to an interactive terminal window.
> >> 
> >> You can do that with srun --pty bash
> >> 
> >> Windows themselves are not handled by slurm at all. To have multiple
> >> windows is a function of your workstation. You would need multiple
> >> connections to the cluster (eg: multiple ssh windows with multiple ssh
> >> connections)
> >> 
> >> In each ssh session, execute 'srun --pty' and you will have an
> >> interactive session on the cluster. You would, of course, need any other
> >> options for partitions, timelimit, etc.
> >> 
> >> 
> >> That being said, this is usually NOT the way to approach a solution via
> >> a cluster. Clusters are meant to be something that does all the work for
> >> you while you are away (hence the batch concept). You likely want to
> >> look at getting your code to run without human interference and send it
> >> off to do so.
> > 
> > Sorry, I am only trying to look at the output from my program, it is a
> > batch computation program that outputs some text line.
> > 
> > srun --pty does not open another window.
> > 

no I am using the option --unbuffered to watch the output in a terminal

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