A queue tells ADFjobs how to run the selected job: where (possibly on a remote system!), how and by whom.
In the Queue menu you see a list of queues. Select one of them to use that queue when running the selected jobs.
If you have configured queues for remote machines, you will be able to use those remote machines just as easily as your local machine. ADFjobs will take care of copying files to and from the remote machine. It will also start or submit your job, and inform you of the progress of your job.
If you have defined your own queue, for example to run on some remote cluster, you can make that the default queue (instead of the Sequential queue) by using the Queue → Set Default menu command.
For each job, you can specify some extra text in the options field next to the name of the queue (with the gray rectangle around it). How this text is used depends on how your queues are set up. For example, the Interactive queue uses it to specify the number of tasks to use in your job. For batch systems, it might be the number of nodes to use, or some time limit or batch queue name.
When starting ADFjobs the first time, you will see the Interactive and the Sequential queue. Both will run jobs on your local machine, using as many tasks as possible. You can enter a number in the options field of the job (with the gray rectangle) to set the number of tasks use explicitly.
Note that the user can override the queue settings per job via the 'Job Details', but this is normally not needed.
Via the GUI Preferences, you can also configure ADFjobs to automatically pick up queues stored in a central location. They need to be defined once, and any ADFjobs user can import them. Such queues are called 'Dynamic queues'.Interactive Queue