[GE users] Knowing the historic number of jobs in a que

Douglas O'Neal oneal at dbi.udel.edu
Fri May 26 19:41:44 BST 2006

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The accounting file lists both the submission and start times of completed
jobs so you can find out at any given time what jobs were waiting in the
queue.  You might also find it helpful to look at the range of wait times
between submission and execution.

Dr. Douglas O'Neal
Manager, Bioinformatics Center
Delaware Biotechnology Institute
(302) 831-3456

> Is there a way to know the number of jobs that are sitting in the que?  My
> IT dept says that we are only running at 50%.  I think, but cannot prove,
> that we have had jobs sitting in the que during this time.  From my point
> of view, the cluster is at 100% if jobs are waiting to run.  I can
> understand IT saying that it's computers weren't busy, but I would like to
> show that from our standpoint, we were waiting for the computer and not
> that the computers were sitting idle.
> I can use qacct to find info about jobs that ran, but not about jobs that
> were qued up.  Is their some other file, or method that will let my what
> was qued?  The only other thing that I can think of is to put some form of
> qstat command in a cron job, but I was hoping that there was a file
> somewhere there that would help me out.
> Thanks,
> Brett Grant

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