[slurm-users] Jobs getting StartTime 3 days in the future?

Renfro, Michael Renfro at tntech.edu
Mon Aug 31 17:36:44 UTC 2020

One pending job in this partition should have a reason of “Resources”. That job has the highest priority, and if your job below would delay the highest-priority job’s start, it’ll get pushed back like you see here.

On Aug 31, 2020, at 12:13 PM, Holtgrewe, Manuel <manuel.holtgrewe at bihealth.de> wrote:

Dear all,

I'm seeing some user's job getting a StartTime 3 days in the future although there are plenty of resources available in the the partition (and the user is well below maxTRESPU of the partition).

Attached is our slurm.conf and the dump of "sacctmgr list qos -P". I'd be grateful for any insight and happy to provide more information.

The scontrol show job output is as follows:

JobId=2902252 JobName=X
   UserId=X(X GroupId=X(X MCS_label=N/A
   Priority=796 Nice=0 Account=hpc-ag-kehr QOS=normal
   JobState=PENDING Reason=Priority Dependency=(null)
   Requeue=1 Restarts=0 BatchFlag=1 Reboot=0 ExitCode=0:0
   RunTime=00:00:00 TimeLimit=23:59:00 TimeMin=N/A
   SubmitTime=2020-08-31T16:34:16 EligibleTime=2020-08-31T16:34:16
   StartTime=2020-09-03T12:43:58 EndTime=2020-09-04T12:42:58 Deadline=N/A
   SuspendTime=None SecsPreSuspend=0 LastSchedEval=2020-08-31T19:11:13
   Partition=medium AllocNode:Sid=med0107:7749
   ReqNodeList=(null) ExcNodeList=(null)
   NumNodes=1 NumCPUs=16 NumTasks=16 CPUs/Task=1 ReqB:S:C:T=0:0:*:*
   Socks/Node=* NtasksPerN:B:S:C=0:0:*:* CoreSpec=*
   MinCPUsNode=1 MinMemoryCPU=7000M MinTmpDiskNode=0
   Features=skylake DelayBoot=00:00:00
   OverSubscribe=OK Contiguous=0 Licenses=(null) Network=(null)
   MailUser=(null) MailType=NONE

Best wishes,

Dr. Manuel Holtgrewe, Dipl.-Inform.
Core Unit Bioinformatics – CUBI
Berlin Institute of Health / Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine in the Helmholtz Association / Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin

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