Roy Dragseth of the University of Tromso announces:

The torque roll for Rocks 5.2.0 is now ready for download. Get the bits at

The changes are minimal from version 5.1.0. The only difference is the
neccessary changes needed to accomodate the new infrastructure in Rocks 5.2.

Most important software included:

  • Torque v2.3.6
  • Maui v3.2.6p21

The source code of the roll can be accessed from a public mercurial

The Rocks way of installing the roll is as usual to reinstall your frontend
and compute nodes, but you can also use the chain of commands to install a new
roll on an existing frontend (with or without a previous version of the roll):

# rocks add roll /path/to/torque/roll.iso
# rocks enable roll torque
# rocks create distro
# rocks run roll torque | sh
# reboot

After the the frontend comes back up you should do the following to populate
the node list

# rocks sync config

then kickstart all your nodes

# tentakel /boot/kickstart/cluster-kickstart

After the nodes are reinstalled they should automatically pop up in the
queueing system.