Is there a lightweight queue manager for Kubuntu? Something like torque, but as I understand it - torque works for clusters only - while I want the similar thing for my laptop.

The problem is - I'd like to start a job only if the previous jobs have finished. So I need a program which will queue the jobs, and run the next one once the previous have finished.

  • What kind of jobs you want to run? Torque is a system to run hpc tasks so it is used in clusters, but i think you can configure it in a single machine. Instead of having a server and N "worker" machines, your laptop will be the server and a worker.
    – Salem
    Jul 7, 2012 at 19:40
  • Yeah - I tried to find some guides how to set up torque to use in a single laptop - but found none.
    – Adobe
    Jul 10, 2012 at 11:33
  • Can you explain what kinds of "jobs" you want to run?
    – ish
    Jul 12, 2012 at 2:29
  • @Adobe There's an article at Ubuntu Wiki explaining how to setup Torque in a single machine. It's for ubuntu 10.04 but should work in more recent versions.
    – Salem
    Jul 12, 2012 at 15:58
  • @izx: numerically intensive jobs (simple molecular dynamics simulations).
    – Adobe
    Jul 12, 2012 at 16:13

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You could use Redis, which is lightweight and simple. I would refer you to this question on StackOverflow, which contains a few good links.

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