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Job Partitions/Queues on Schooner

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Job Partitions/Queues on Schooner

Every job submitted to Schooner is assigned to a partition (also called queue) before they are run. The partition tells Schooner which compute nodes to use to ensure optimal job execution. Schooner has several public partitions that can be used depending on the type of job you plan on running.

Partition Name
Job Execution Time LimitDescription
32gb_20core48 hours
Includes general compute nodes with two Intel Xeon Haswell E5-2650v3 cpus (10-core 2.3 GHz, 20 cores total, 32 GB RAM)
64gb_24core48 hoursIncludes general compute nodes with two Haswell E5-2670v3 cpus (12-core 2.3 GHz, 24 cores total, 64 GB RAM)
all48 hoursIncludes all available general compute nodes found in the 32gb_20core and 64gb_24core partitions
normal48 hours

Default job partition containing:

  • All the compute nodes found in the 32gb_20core partition
  • A portion of the compute nodes found in the 64gb_24core partition
large_mem48 hoursLarge memory node: four Haswell E7-4809v3 8-core 2.0 GHz cpus, 32 cores total, 1 TB RAM
longjobs7 days8 nodes that allow jobs to run for a maximum of 7 days.
NOTE: This is not a dedicated partition. It currently has 8 nodes allocated, and overlaps with the normal partition.
mic48 hours5 nodes with Intel MIC add-on
debug30 minutesTest and troubleshoot jobs before submitting to the normal partition
debug_5min5 minutesTest and troubleshoot jobs before submitting to the normal partition

To specify a partition, use the following line of code in your batch script:

#SBATCH --partition=[partition name]

Example: To use the normal partition:

#SBATCH --partition=normal

Please contact us at support@oscer.ou.edu if you have questions about which partition is best for your job.