Question: Can I increase walltime of a running job in HPC?
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4 months ago by
md.solayman0 wrote:

I have submitted a job for performing genome alignment by PBS scripting. Now it is in running status. I found the job will not finish within the walltime I have requested.

Is it possible to increase the walltime for a running job?

Thanks.

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ADD COMMENTlink modified 4 months ago by zx87549.7k • written 4 months ago by md.solayman0
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Your cluster admins can add more time. When you are experimenting with new analysis tools it be best to start with long times and lower memory. Once a job completes you can modulate the time request for next one. If you ask for a ton of RAM generally those jobs tend to pend longer since most clusters give those a lower priority or may assign them to a queue that have nodes with large amount of RAM (which tend to be fewer than normal nodes).

ADD REPLYlink modified 4 months ago • written 4 months ago by genomax91k
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4 months ago by
ATpoint40k
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ATpoint40k wrote:

Unfortunately not, at least not without admin rights as this would deny the purpose of the scheduling system. You should contact your local admin for support specific to your HPC. I actually recommend always talking to your cluster admin first when it comes to HPC problems because they know the system best and in fact it is their job to provide support.

ADD COMMENTlink modified 4 months ago • written 4 months ago by ATpoint40k

Thanks a lot for your kind reply. It's really hard to predict the proper resource for me. After running several hours, my job will be terminated soon.

What is the best way to calculate the resource?

ADD REPLYlink written 4 months ago by md.solayman0
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What is the best way to calculate the resource?

No gold standard here. Only experience helps. You can try to run the job on a small subset and then extrapolate, or simply try to book as much walltime as possible if you really have no idea how long it will take.

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