A distributed job is a job with:
Multiple tasks running independently on multiple workers with no information passed among them. On the SCC, a distributed job is a series of single-processor batch jobs. This is also known as task-parallel, or “embarrassingly parallel,” jobs.
Examples of distributed jobs are Monte Carlo simulations and image processing. The most representative PCT utility for this type of application is dfeval. More on this and other PCT utility functions later …
The above makes use of the dfeval utility for distributed jobs. On the Shared Computing Cluster, however, we strongly recommend the use of an RCS procedure instead of dfeval for this type of applications.