Large Memory Computing
Debugging

Slurm Partitions

Partition Overview

Oscar has the following slurm partitions. The number and size of jobs allowed on Oscar vary with both partition and type of user account. You can email [email protected] if you need advice on which partitions to use‌.

To list partitions on Oscar available to your account, run the following command:

$ sinfo -O "partition"

To view all partitions (including ones you don't have access to), replace the -O in the command above with -aO.

Name

Purpose

batch

general purpose computing

debug

short wait time, short run time partition for debugging

vnc

graphical desktop environment

gpu

GPU nodes

gpu-he

High End GPU nodes

gpu-debug

short wait time, short run time partition for gpu debugging

bigmem

large memory nodes

batch is the default partition.

For current rates and limits, check our website.

Partition Details

batch

  • General purpose computing

  • Priority is determined by account type (from highest

    to lowest: condo, priority, exploratory)

Condo limits apply to the group (i.e., they reflect the sum of all users on the condo). Condo users can check the limits on their condo with the command condos.

There is no limit on the time for condo jobs, but users should be aware that planned maintenance on the machine may occur (one month’s notice is given prior to any planned maintenance).‌

debug

  • Short wait time, short run time access for debugging

  • All users have the same limits and priority on the debug partition

vnc

  • These nodes are for running VNC sessions/jobs

  • Account type may affect Priority

gpu

  • For GPU-based jobs

  • GPU Priority users get higher priority and more resources than free users on the GPU partition

  • Condo users submit to the gpu partition with normal or priority access (if they have a priority account in addition to their condo)

gpu-he

  • For GPU-based jobs

  • Uses Tesla V100 GPUs

  • Restricted to High End GPU Priority users

gpu-debug

  • Short wait time, short run time gpu access for debugging

  • All users have the same limits and priority on the gpu-debug partition

bigmem

  • For jobs requiring large amounts of memory

  • Priority users get higher priority and more resources than free users on the bigmem partition

  • Condo users submit to the bigmem partition with normal or priority access (if they have a priority account in addition to their condo)

  • For jobs requiring large amounts of memory

  • Premium users get higher priority and more resources than free users on the SMP partition

  • Condo users submit to the SMP partition with normal or priority access (if they have a priority account in addition to their condo)