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Slurm Rosetta Stone

Rosetta Stone?

The Rosetta Stone is a stone slab that carries the same text in Egyptian hieroglyphs and ancient Greek. This was key for decyphering Egyptian hieroglyphs in the 18th century. Nowadays, the term is often used to label translation tables such as the one below.

The table below shows some SGE commands and their Slurm equivalents.

User Command SGE Slurm
remote login qrsh/qlogin srun --pty bash
run interactively N/A srun --pty program
submit job qsub sbatch
delete job qdel job-id scancel job-id
job status by job id N/A squeue --job job-id
detailed job status qstat -u '*' -j job-id sstat job-id
job status of your jobs qstat squeue --me
job status by user qstat -u user squeue -u user
hold job qhold job-id scontrol hold job-id
release job qrls job-id scontrol release job-id
queue list qconf -sql scontrol show partitions
node list qhost sinfo -N OR scontrol show nodes
cluster status qhost -q sinfo
show node resources N/A sinfo "%n %G"
Job Specification SGE Slurm
script directive marker #$ #SBATCH
(run in queue) -q queue -p queue
allocated nodes N/A -N min[-max]
allocate cores -pe smp count -n count
limit running time -l h_rt=time -t days-hh:mm:s
redirectd stdout -o file -o file
redirect stderr -e file -e file
combine stdout/stderr -j yes -o without -e
copy environment -V --export=ALL\|NONE\|variables
email notification -m abe --mail-type=events
send email to -M email --mail-user=email
job name -N name --job-name=name
restart job -r yes|no --requeue|--no-requeue
working directory -wd path --workdir
run exclusively -l exclusive --exclusive OR --shared
allocate memory -l h_vmem=size --mem=mem OR --mem-per-cpu=mem
wait for job -hold_jid jid --depend state:job
select target host -l hostname=host1\|host1 --nodelist=nodes AND/OR --exclude
allocate GPU -l gpu=1 --gres=gpu:tesla:count

Last update: January 6, 2022