Managing Jobs on Acropolis

“showq” will list the full job queue. “showq -u $USER” will only list your jobs. From here you can see the status of your submitted jobs. “checkjob” can be used to see the current status of a job. Run checkjob followed by the job id listed in showq. This...

How do I submit a batch job to Acropolis?

Qsub Qsub is the command used to submit jobs to the cluster. Users are permitted to use up to 350 cores and 1TB of memory at a time. Beyond that your work will queue until your running jobs have completed. Resource reservations are strictly enforced. Your jobs will...

Configuring Matlab on Acropolis

Matlab 2016b is the default version on Acropolis. Additional versions of Matlab can be loaded with the module command. Matlab 2016b is configured to work with the Distributed Computing Server. Matlab DCS is integrated with the job scheduler. This allows you to...

What is a “Head Node” or a “Cluster Node”?

Head Node The server you log into when connecting to acropolis.uchicago.edu is what we refer to as the head node or login node. This server is a Dell R920 consisting of “Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E7-8891 v2 @ 3.20GHz” CPU’s with a total of 40 cores or 80 computational...