Why is my job still waiting in the queue?

The following factors may contribute to longer wait time, or jobs not starting (depending on your account’s access level):
  • Larger memory request, e.g. (h_data) or (h_data)*(-pe shared)
  • Longer run time (h_rt)
  • Specific CPU model (arch)
  • Many CPUs (-pe dc*)
  • You are already running on some numbers of CPUs or nodes
  • For high priority jobs (-l highp):
    • Your group members are already running on your purchased nodes; there are not enough left for your job to start
    • Your request exceeds what your group nodes have available

Article on the Hoffman2 Website

Current Hoffman2 Cluster Utilization
Creation date: 4/10/2017 1:38 PM     Updated: 4/10/2017 1:38 PM