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Terra:Batch Job Submissions

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Job Submission

Once you have your job file ready, it is time to submit your job. You can submit your job to slurm with the following command:

[NetID@terra1 ~]$ sbatch MyJob.slurm 
Submitted batch job 3606

Job Monitoring and Control Commands

After a job has been submitted, you may want to check on its progress or cancel it. Below is a list of the most used job monitoring and control commands for jobs on Terra.

Job Monitoring and Control Commands
Function Command Example
Submit a job sbatch [script_file] sbatch FileName.job
Cancel/Kill a job scancel [job_id] scancel 101204
Check status of a single job squeue --job [job_id] squeue --job 101204
Check status of all
jobs for a user
squeue -u [user_name] squeue -u terraUser1
Check CPU and memory efficiency for a job
(Use only on finished jobs)
seff [job_id] seff 101204


tamulauncher provides a convenient way to run a large number of serial or multithreaded commands without the need to submit individual jobs or a Job array. User provides a text file containing all commands that need to be executed and tamulauncher will execute the commands concurrently. The number of concurrently executed commands depends on the batch requirements. When tamulauncher is run interactively the number of concurrently executed commands is limited to at most 8. tamulauncher is available on terra, ada, and curie. There is no need to load any module before using tamulauncher. tamulauncher has been successfully tested to execute over 100K commands.

tamulauncher is preferred over Job Arrays to submit a large number of individual jobs, especially when the run times of the commands are relatively short. It allows for better utilization of the nodes, puts less burden on the batch scheduler, and lessens interference with jobs of other users on the same node.

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