Cancel a Job or Task

Updated: February 1, 2010

Applies To: Windows HPC Server 2008

In HPC Cluster 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 have administrative rights or be the submitting user (job owner).

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.

For information about using HPC Cluster Manager, see Overview of HPC Cluster Manager.

Canceling a job

To cancel a job
  1. In Job Management, in the Navigation Pane, click All Jobs.

  2. In the job list, select one or more jobs.

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

Canceling a task

To cancel a task
  1. In Job Management, in the Navigation Pane, click All Jobs.

  2. In the job list, click a job. The Detail Pane displays a list of tasks for that job.

  3. In the task list, select one or more tasks.

  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 Cluster Manager, click Start, point to All Programs, click Microsoft HPC Pack, and then click HPC Cluster Manager. If the User Account Control dialog box appears, confirm that the action it displays is what you want, and then click Continue.

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