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Developer(s)Adaptive computing
Initial release2003 (2003)
Stable release
7.0 / 27 January 2023; 17 months ago (2023-01-27)
Written inANSI C
Operating systemUnix-like
Size5 MB
Available inEnglish
TypeDistributed resource manager
LicenseProprietary License (As of June 2018),[1] OpenPBS version 2.3[2][3] (non-free in DFSG[4])

The Terascale Open-source Resource and Queue Manager (TORQUE) is a distributed resource manager designed to oversee batch jobs and distributed compute nodes.[5] It offers control and management capabilities for clusters, aiding in utilization, scheduling, and administration tasks.

TORQUE can be integrated with either the non-commercial Maui Cluster Scheduler or the commercial Moab Workload Manager, providing enhanced functionality and optimization for cluster environments.

Initially based on the Portable Batch System (PBS), the TORQUE community has expanded its capabilities to improve scalability, fault tolerance, and overall functionality. Notable contributors to TORQUE include organizations such as NCSA, OSC, USC, the US DOE, Sandia, PNNL, UB, TeraGrid and other High-Performance Computing (HPC) entities.

As of June 2018, TORQUE is no longer considered open-source software due to licensing issues. While it was previously described as open-source software and utilized the OpenPBS version 2.3 license, it is now categorized as non-free software according to the Debian Free Software Guidelines.[1][2][4]

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  1. ^ a b "Closed Source Software License". Adaptive Computing, Inc. 2018. Retrieved 2018-07-31.
  2. ^ a b Veridian Information Solutions, Inc. (2000). "OpenPBS (Portable Batch System) v2.3 Software License". Cluster Resources, Inc. Archived from the original on 2011-08-20. Retrieved 2011-07-31.
  3. ^ "Torque resource manager". Cluster Resources, Inc. 2011. Archived from the original on 2011-07-19. Retrieved 2011-07-31.
  4. ^ a b "The DFSG and Software Licenses - Licenses that are DFSG-incompatible". Debian. 2011-03-27. Archived from the original on 2011-07-25. Retrieved 2011-07-31.
  5. ^ TORQUE resource manager, Garrick Staples, SC '06: Proceedings of the 2006 ACM/IEEE conference on Supercomputing, ISBN 0-7695-2700-0

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