[slurm-users] Slurm commands for launching tasks: salloc and sbatch

Loris Bennett loris.bennett at fu-berlin.de
Wed Jul 5 05:40:22 UTC 2023

Mike Mikailov <mmikailov at gmail.com> writes:

> About the last point. In the case of sbatch the jobs wait in the queue as long as it takes until the resources are available. In the case of interactive jobs
> (at least using Son of Grid Engine) they fail after a short time if no resources available. 

But you were referring to 'salloc' and not something SGE does.  The
default for 'salloc' is to wait indefinitely.  You can change this
behaviour with the option '--deadline':

           remove the job if no ending is possible before this deadline
           (start > (deadline - time[-min])).  Default is no deadline.
           Valid time formats are:
           HH:MM[:SS] [AM|PM]
           MMDD[YY] or MM/DD[/YY] or MM.DD[.YY]
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>  Queuing system  No  Yes  
>  I am not sure what you mean with the last point, since 'salloc' is also
>  handled by the queueing system.  If the resources requested are
>  currently not available, 'salloc' will wait until they are.

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Dr. Loris Bennett (Herr/Mr)
ZEDAT, Freie Universität Berlin

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