We have provided an updated wrapper script to start interactive jobs: sintx. Note that this does not replace the standard wrapper script, sint, which still remains available.
We have simplified how the new script works by making the parameters optional. You no longer need to specify account, partition or wall time as these are all set to default. However, if you have access to more than one partition then you will need to specify these parameters to access the non-default partitions.
You will also need to specify the –ntasks parameter if you want more than 1 core.
In addition sintx automatically creates a DISPLAY environment should you wish to export a graphical display back to your workstation.
For example, to run a 20 core interactive job type:
As soon as the job starts you can run your application and if it has graphics capability it will immediately export its display back to your workstation.