Managing the Job Queue
Updated: January 13, 2009
Applies To: Windows HPC Server 2008
In Job Management, you can monitor and manage the jobs submitted to the cluster. In the job list, each row represents a job, and the columns display job properties, job states, and metric values. The job list provides a starting point for drilling down into job details and performing actions on one or more jobs.
HPC Cluster Manager provides several charts and reports to track job statistics for your cluster. For more information, see Understanding Charts and Reports.
Configuring scheduling policies
Scheduling policies determine the order in which to run jobs from the queue. When you configure the HPC Job Scheduler Service, you can set scheduling policy (such as preemption and backfilling), error handling, and job history options. For more information, see Configure the HPC Job Scheduler Service.
You can enforce site-specific job submission policies and job activation policies by creating custom job submission filters and job activation filters. For more information, see Understanding Activation and Submission Filters.
Viewing jobs and tasks
The job list displays information about jobs in the cluster. You can filter and sort the list, and choose which job properties and metric values to display in the list. For more information, see Filter and Sort the Job List.
When you click a job in the list, detailed information about that job appears in the Detail Pane. In the Detail Pane, you can see the tasks in the job, the task states, the job details, and the activity log for the job. You can also view job and task results. For more information, see View a Job or Task.
Performing job and task actions
As a cluster administrator, you can modify or save any submitted job.
In Job Management you can:
Cancel a Job or Task: Remove a job or task from the queue and free its resources.
Requeue a Job or Task: Put unfinished jobs or tasks back into the queue.
Copy a Job or Task: Run a job again, either as-is, or with changes.
Save a Job or Task to a File: Export the job or task specifications to an XML description file.
Modify a Job: Make changes or add tasks to active jobs.
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