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Linux daemon using Python daemon with PID file and logging

The python-daemon package ( PyPI listing , Pagure repo ) is very useful. However, I feel it has suffered a bit from sparse documentation, an...

2015-02-09

Grid Engine PE script (prologue) for Abaqus

UPDATE: Well, a closer look at some of the files Abaqus generates during its run indicates that Abaqus (or, technically, Platform MPI) is aware of Grid Engine and can figure out the host list by itself.

Abaqus 6.13 uses Platform MPI, but also uses its own "environment file" for the MPI hostfile. (Search for "mp_host_list" at the official documentation.) So, I cooked up this PE script (aka prologue) to write the abaqus_v6.env file in the job directory:

#!/usr/bin/env python
import sys, os ### PE startup script to set up Abaqus MPI "hostfile"
### Based on documented env file format machinefile = os.environ['PE_HOSTFILE']
abaqenvfile = "abaqus_v6.env" machinelines = []
with open(machinefile, "ro") as mf:
for l in mf:
lsplit = l.split()
machinelines.append( [lsplit[0], int(lsplit[1])] ) with open(abaqenvfile, "wo") as envfile:
envfile.write("mp_mode=MPI\n")
envfile.write("mp_host_list=%s\n" % (str(machinelines)))