Slurm Commands

Below is a list of some of the commonly used and useful Slurm commands and examples of how to use them. For more information about the myriad options and output formats see the man page for each command. 

Slurm informational command summary
Command Description Example
sinfo List all partitions/queues and limits  sinfo
squeue List all queued jobs squeue
   - list my jobs squeue -u $USER
   - show info on a particular job squeue -j jobid
   - show estimated start time for a job squeue -j jobid --start
   - list all jobs using specific account

squeue -A myproj_id

mybalance List summary of core hour balances of all my accounts mybalance


Slurm job commands

Command Description Example
sbatch Submit job script sbatch
   - submit script to use 5 nodes sbatch -N 5
   - submit job with dependency on successful completion of other jobs sbatch -d afterok:job_id[:jobid...]
scancel Cancel job scancel <jobid>
sattach Attach terminal to standard output of running job (job step 0) sattach <jobid>.0
scontrol  - Prevent a queued job from running scontrol hold <jobid>
   - release a job hold scontrol release <jobid>
   - display detailed info about specific job scontrol show jobid <jobid>
srun Run a parallel job (mostly within an allocation created with a job script)   
   - run a 2 node interactive job for 30 minutes srun -N 2 -A myproj_id -t 00:30:00 -p DevQ --pty bash
   - run an MPI application within a Slurm submit script (using all cores allocated on all nodes) srun -n $(($SLURM_JOB_NUM_NODES * 40)) ./my_mpi_app
   - run a Hybrid MPI/OpenMP application using 1 MPI process per node srun -n $SLURM_JOB_NUM_NODES --ntasks-per-node=1 ./my_hybrid_mpi_app
   - run a command on a job already running. e.g. to find out the CPU/Memory usage srun --jobid <jobid> ps u

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