KAUST Supercomputing Laboratory Newsletter 23rd April 2020

In this newsletter:

  • System Maintenance
  • RCAC Meeting
  • Tip of the Week: Cancelling a running job by its name
  • Follow us on Twitter
  • Previous Announcements
  • Previous Tips

 

System Maintenance

The next maintenance session will take place from 08:00 on Monday 11th May until 17:00 on Wednesday 13th May. There will be no access to the system during this period.

RCAC Meeting

The project submission deadline for the next RCAC meeting is 30th April 2020. Please note that the RCAC meetings are held once per month. Projects received on or before the submission deadline will be included in the agenda for the subsequent RCAC meeting. The detailed procedures, updated templates and forms are available here: https://www.hpc.kaust.edu.sa/account-applications

Tip of the Week: Cancelling a running job by its name

If you need to cancel a running job, you typically use the scancel command followed by the job id:

     % squeue -u $USER

         JOBID PARTITION         NAME     USER    STATE       TIME TIME_LIMI  NODES NODELIST(REASON)
      14185711     workq     my_jobName  kortass  RUNNING      43:53   2:00:00      1 nid00312

Did you know that you can cancel it using its name instead of its id with the following scancel command option?

     % scancel --name my_jobName

This is also a convenient way to kill/cancel a set of jobs sharing the same name or to avoid canceling an unwanted job by choosing a wrong id after misreading the output of the squeue command.

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Previous Announcements

http://www.hpc.kaust.edu.sa/announcements/

Previous Tips

http://www.hpc.kaust.edu.sa/tip/