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Using interactive sessions / submitting batch jobs

Getting started

To submit jobs to one of our HPC systems see our guide to Starting interactive jobs and submitting batch jobs.

Stanford Research Computing Center provide a SGE to SLURM conversion guide.

Submitting and controlling jobs programmatically

See our guide to the DRMAA API.

Reference information

Commands that allow you to interact with the scheduler:

  • qhost - Show’s the status of Sun Grid Engine hosts.
  • qrsh - Requests an interactive session on a worker node. No support for graphical applications.
  • qrshx - Requests an interactive session on a worker node. Supports graphical applications. Superior to qsh in most cases.
  • qsh - Requests an interactive session on a worker node. Supports graphical applications.
  • qstat - Displays the status of jobs and queues.
  • qsub - Submits a batch job to the system.
  • qtop - Provides a summary of all processes running on the cluster for a given user