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Cancel a Job or Task

Updated: February 1, 2010

Applies To: Windows HPC Server 2008

In HPC Job Manager, you can cancel one or more active jobs or tasks at any time. Cancellation stops the job and frees its resources. A canceled job can be requeued. It can also be saved to a job description file and resubmitted from the description file. For more information, see Save a Job or Task to a File.

To cancel a job or task, you must be the submitting user (job owner) or have administrative rights. Cancellation does not affect the results of tasks that have already completed.

Tasks that are canceled while they are running are marked as Failed. Tasks that are canceled before they start are marked as Canceled. For more information, see Understanding Job and Task States.

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To complete these procedures, you must have been added as a user on the cluster, or you must be a member of a domain group that has been added as a user on the cluster. For more information, contact your cluster administrator.

Canceling a job

To cancel a job
  1. In the Navigation Pane, click My Jobs.

  2. In the job list, click the job or jobs that you want to cancel.

  3. Right-click your selection and click Cancel Job.

Canceling a task

To cancel a task
  1. In the Navigation Pane, click My Jobs.

  2. In the job list, click the job that contains the task you want to cancel. The Detail Pane displays a list of tasks for that job.

  3. In the task list, click the task or tasks that you want to cancel.

  4. Right-click your selection and click Cancel Task.

Additional considerations

  • The HPC Job Scheduler Service cancels tasks if they exceed their run time or are preempted. Typically, the HPC Job Scheduler Service automatically requeues preempted jobs.

  • To open HPC Job Manager, click Start, point to All Programs, click Microsoft HPC Pack, and then click HPC Job Manager.

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