If you have one username in multiple groups, in order for resources to be charged to the correct group, you will need to specify the group to be charged, if that is not your current group.
You can see your current group by using the following command, replacing username with your username.
id –ng username
You can change groups by using the following command, replacing groupname with the group you want to use.
The change will last for the duration of the login session only; to permanently change yoru primary group use the online change group tool.
In order for SUs to be charged to the correct group you will need to use the -A option in your PBS script, replacing groupname with the group you want to use.
#!/bin/bash -l #PBS -A groupname
If you have enabled trusted X11 forwarding by using the "ssh -Y" command, you must use the following commands to change groups. First, you must obtain the value of the "DISPLAY" variable in the original group.
Next, you must identify the corresponding xauth cookies by running the following command, replacing displaynumber with the number output from the previous step.
xauth list | grep \:displaynumber
Change to the new group with the "newgrp" command as explained above. Next, run the following commands, replacing displayvalue with the full value of the "DISPLAY" variable as output by the "echo $DISPLAY" command, and replacing xauthlistvalue with one of the lines from the "xauth list" command above.
xauth add xauthlistvalue
Note that you must run the "xauth add" command for each line output by the "xauth list" command. Another way to run a program under a different group is to use the "sg" command as shown below, replacing program with the program you'd like to run, and groupname with the name of the group under which you'd like to be running the program.
module load program
Additionally, if you would like to change groups within a PBS script, you must include two specific lines in the header (the last two lines in the example header below), replacing groupname with the name of the group under which you'd like to be running the script.
#PBS -l nodes=1:ppn=8,walltime=01:00
#PBS -m abe
#PBS -A groupname
#PBS -W group_list=groupname
Changing your Primary Group
If the majority of your work has transitioned to a new group, you may want to update your primary group to avoid the additional steps in order to work with that group. You can update your primary group here on the MSI website by visiting this page.