Before startup, prepare an Access Control List (ACL) for the system manager. The ACL is specified in a file that contains one entry per line, specified as a symbolic name or an Internet address in the '.' notation. The system manager uses the ACL to determine whether a host is authorized to use its nodes. For example, a file containing the lines
pollux.usc.edu 126.96.36.199 188.8.131.52tells the system manager that users on hosts pollux.usc.edu, 184.108.40.206 and any of the hosts on the 128.9.160 network are permitted to use its nodes. A default ACL file, smacl.default is provided in $PRM_TOP/bin/$ARCH. Edit this file to include hosts from which you would like to start PRM jobs.
Ensure that the environment variables PRM_TOP and ARCH are set and the PRM binaries directory $PRM_TOP/bin/$ARCH is included in your search path.
PRM is usually started using the shell script, PRM_startup. It can be gracefully shut down using the script PRM_shutdown and killed using another script, PRM_kill. Node managers and system managers can also be started individually. Both startup procedures described below.