LSF Queues

When submitting jobs to the scheduler to have work performed, one must select the set of compute nodes that are appropriate for the type of work to be done. Queues group sets of computers with related or specific characteristics, as well as additional attributes, such as time or RAM limits, for example. The HBS Grid has the following queue options:

interactive

This queue is dedicated for interactive (foreground / live) work and for testing (interactively) code before submitting in batch or scaling. Small numbers (1 to 5) of serial and parallel jobs with small resource requirements (RAM/cores) are permitted on this queue, and are subject to any system-wide resource limits.

normal

This queue is general purpose queue for all background, batch work and scaled jobs. Jobs submitted here are only limited by the available resources on the system and any system-wide resource limits.

sas_interactive

This queue is dedicated for interactive and code testing work for SAS, before submitting in batch or scaling. Small numbers (1 to 5) of serial and parallel jobs with small resource requirements (RAM/cores) are permitted on this queue, and are subject to any system-wide resource limits.

sas_normal

This queue is general purpose queue for all SAS background, batch work and scaled jobs. Jobs submitted here are only limited by the available resources on the dedicated SAS nodes and any system-wide resource limits.