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sacct

sacct is a scheduler command used to display accounting data for all jobs and job steps in the SLURM job accounting log or SLURM database.

Documentation

Documentation is available on the system using the command

$ man sacct

Usage

The sacct command can be used to display status information about a user’s historical jobs.

The command can be used as follows with the job’s ID:

$ sacct --jobs=job-id

Or to view information about all of a specific user’s jobs:

$ sacct --user=$USER

By default the sacct command will only bring up information about the user’s job from the current day. By using the --starttime flag the command will look further back to the given date e.g. :

$ sacct --user=$USER --starttime=YYYY-MM-DD

Like the sstat command, the --format flag can be used to choose the command output:

$ sacct --user=$USER --format=var_1,var_2, ... ,var_N
sacct format variable names

Variable

Description

Account

The account the job ran under.

AveCPU

Average (system + user) CPU time of all tasks in job.

AveRSS

Average resident set size of all tasks in job.

AveVMSize

Average Virtual Memory size of all tasks in job.

CPUTime

Formatted (Elapsed time * CPU) count used by a job or step.

Elapsed

Jobs elapsed time formated as DD-HH:MM:SS.

ExitCode

The exit code returned by the job script or salloc.

JobID

The id of the Job.

JobName

The name of the Job.

MaxRSS

Maximum resident set size of all tasks in job.

MaxVMSize

Maximum Virtual Memory size of all tasks in job.

MaxDiskRead

Maximum number of bytes read by all tasks in the job.

MaxDiskWrite

Maximum number of bytes written by all tasks in the job.

ReqCPUS

Requested number of CPUs.

ReqMem

Requested amount of memory.

ReqNodes

Requested number of nodes.

NCPUS

The number of CPUs used in a job.

NNodes

The number of nodes used in a job.

User

The username of the person who ran the job.

A full list of variables for the --format flag can be found with the --helpformat flag or by visiting the slurm page on sacct.