Common Moab scheduler commands

At Indiana University, the Big Red II, Carbonate, Karst, and Mason research computing systems use the Moab job scheduler.

Note:
Mason, Indiana University's large memory computer cluster, will be retired on January 1, 2018. For more, see About the Mason retirement.

Frequently used Moab scheduler commands include:

Moab command Function
showq Display the jobs in the Moab job queue.
(Jobs may be in a number of states; "running" and "idle" are the most common.)
checkjob jobid Check the status of a job (jobid). For verbose mode, add -v (e.g., checkjob -v jobid).
showstart jobid Show an estimate of when your job (jobid) might start.
mdiag -f Show fairshare information.
checknode node_name Check the status of a node (node_name).
showres Show current reservations.
showbf Show intervals and node counts presently available for backfill jobs.
Note:
In older versions of Moab, use diagnose -f instead of mdiag -f to view fairshare information.

For more Moab commands and their descriptions, see the Adaptive Computing Scheduler Commands page.

This document was developed with support from National Science Foundation (NSF) grants 1053575 and 1548562. Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the NSF.

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