Batch System on the Windows HPC Server (Outdated)¶
This page is deprecated. The Windwos HPC Server is a former system.
The graphical user interface to the Windows batch system is the HPC Job Manager. You can find this resource under Start -> Programs -> Microsoft HPC Pack -> HPC Job Manager.
To create a new job click at one of the job dialog items in the Actions submenu Job Submission and specify your job requirements in the job dialog.
It is advisable to give your job an unique name for distinguishing reasons during the job monitoring phase.
- Job: The Job is the convenient way to create a batch job where you want to specify all job requirements in detail. It is also possible to create a job that consists of multiple task. If you have dependencies between your tasks, e.g. task b should only be started if task a has finished you can specify these dependencies in the submenu item task list in the job dialog.
- Single-Task Job: The Single-Task Job is the easiest way to create a batch job that consists only of one task. In addition you can specify the number of cores that should be used, the working directory and job input and output files.
- Parametric Sweep Job: The Parametric Sweep Job allows the user to create a sweep job where the tasks only differ in one input parameter. For this parameter the user can specify the start, end and the increment value. With this description the job will consists of (end-start)/increment individual task, which will be placed on all free cores of the cluster.
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The queues are named job templates and can be chosen in the job submission dialog.
At the moment there are two queues both without a runtime and/or core limitation.
min. 1, max. 64
min. 1, max. 72
The status of the jobs is visible via the Job Management submenu. Via the context menu more detailed information of a job is available.