Spin up a Torque cluster

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Torque (Terascale Open-source Resource and QUEue Manager) is an open source distributed resource manager providing control over batch jobs and distributed compute nodes. This templates will deploy a Torque cluster in Azure based on CentOS 6.6. See Adaptive Computing website for more detail.


  1. Fill in the 3 mandatory parameters - public DNS name, a storage account to hold VM image, and admin user password.

  2. Fill in other info and click "OK".

Using the cluster

Simply SSH to the master node and do a srun! The DNS name is dnsName.location.cloudapp.azure.com, for example, yidingtorque.westus.cloudapp.azure.com.

Tags: Microsoft.Storage/storageAccounts, Microsoft.Network/virtualNetworks, Microsoft.Network/publicIPAddresses, Microsoft.Network/networkInterfaces, Microsoft.Compute/virtualMachines, Microsoft.Compute/virtualMachines/extensions, CustomScript