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Resource Configuration

The configuration file resources.conf is used to describe computing resources. When you start WRF4G, resources.conf file is copied under ~/.wrf4g/etc directory if it does not exist. The file can be edit directly or by executing wrf4g resource edit command.

Configuration format

The configuration resource file consists of sections, each led by a [section] header, followed by key = value entries. Lines beginning with # are ignored. Allowing sections are [DEFAULT] and [resource_name].

DEFAULT section

The DEFAULT section provides default values for all other resource sections.

Resource section

Each resource section has to begin with the line [resource_name] followed by key = value entries.

Configuration keys common to all resources:

Keys for non-grid resources such as HPC resources:

Keys for grid resources:


By default, WRF4G is going to use the local machine as fork lrms:

enable            = true
communicator      = local
frontend          = localhost
lrms              = fork
max_jobs_running  = 1

TORQUE/PBS cluster, accessed through ssh protocol:

enable            = true
communicator      = ssh
username          = user
frontend          =
private_key       = ~/.ssh/id_rsa
lrms              = pbs
queue             = short, medium, long
max_jobs_running  = 2, 10, 20
max_jobs_in_queue = 6, 20, 40

ESR virtual organization, accessed through a grid user interface:

enable            = true
communicator      = local
username          = user
frontend          =
lrms              = cream
vo                = esr
bdii              =
myproxy_server    =