@borlesanket, posting here our email exchange:
[borlesanket] One query I have,
In last review I mentioned that some parameters ($vnodedef_additive 0, vntype, PBS_translate_mpp.HK hook enabled true) doesn't get set in case of Cray simulator.
Is there any reason that, these parameters get set only in case of actual Cray cluster by default and not in case of simulator? And is there any meaning configuring them on simulator or should they be ignored in case of simulator?
[vccardenas] The settings you mentioned, $vnodedef_additive 0, vntype, PBS_translate_mpp.HK hook enabled true,
are meant for a Cray platform so they should also apply to the Cray ALPS simulator. They are set
automatically on a real Cray but not on the Cray ALPS simulator.
Granted the ALPS database does not change (unless we manipulate it somehow) the
$vnodedef_additive might not have much use in a Cray ALPS simulator. vntype is needed on
Cray platform so that jobs can be scheduled based on it. The translate hook is needed when requesting
mpp resources - the job request gets translated into the select/place language.