Posts tagged slurm

Why does my job wait so long before being executed? or: Why is my job being overtaken by other jobs in the queue?

There are several possible reasons for to be queued for a long time and/or to be overtaken …

… later submitted jobs with a higher priority (usually these have used less of their share then your job).

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When will my SLURM job start?

The SLURM squeue command with the options - -start and -j provides an estimate for the job start time, for example:

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How to display the batch script for a running job

Once your batch job started execution (i.e. is in RUNNING state) your job script is copied to the slurm admin nodes and kept until the job finalizes - this prevents problems that might occur if the job script gets modified while the job is running. As a side-effect you can delete the job script without interfering with the execution of the job.

If you accidentally removed or modified the job script of a running job, you can use the following command to query for the script that is actually used for executing the job:

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How can I see on which nodes my job was running?

Yon can use the SLURM sacct command with the following options:

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How can I choose which account to use, if I am subscribed to more than one project?

Just insert the following line into your job script:

There is no default project account.

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