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New scavenger Queue

November 7, 2011 by Francesca Verdier

There is a new queue, called scavenger, available on Hopper and Franklin to users with a zero or negative balance in one of their repositories. This applies to both total repository balances as well as per-user balances. The queue is not available for jobs submitted against a repository with a positive balance. The charging rate for this queue is 0 and the priority on all systems is lower than the “low” queue. The Hopper scavenger queue limits are:

  • 1-683 nodes
  • 6 hour max wallclock
  • 2 concurrent job max

To use the scavenger queue please specify the following line your batch script:

#PBS -q scavenger

If you have multiple repositories, you can specify the repository to use for the job by adding the following line to your batch script:

#PBS -A <repo>