Common Queue Names
BC Project: FY05-05
Date of Policy: 12 Oct 2005
Last Updated: 10 May 2021 (see Revision Log)
This policy defines a core set of computational batch queues with the same names at each of the participating centers. The queue names were chosen to align with the HPCMP priority classes. Each center is allowed to offer customized batch support for specialized workloads.
The core set of common queue names allows users to more easily move their jobs and scripts among centers. This improves user productivity by requiring less time and effort to support many different scripts and by not having to learn a different queue environment at each center.
The required queue names, sorted in descending order of priority, are as follows:
|urgent||Approved by HPCMP Director only|
|debug||Time/Resource limited for debug purposes|
|high||Approved by Service/Agency Principal|
|frontier||Frontier projects approved by HPCMP|
|standard||For approved HPCMP projects|
|background||No allocation subtraction|
The non-compute transfer queue, used for transferring data between the archive server and production machines, is also required to be available at all participating centers. For more information on the transfer queue see policy FY14-02 (Transfer Queue).
The special purpose HIE (HPC Interactive Environment) queue, available for rapid response and high availability in support of interactive use, application development, and debugging, is also required to be available at all centers. For more information on the HIE queue see the HPC Interactive Environment User Guide.
A summary of queue information for the participating centers can be found at the HPC Centers website.
|10 May 2021||Removed the column "Priority Class" from "Compute Queues and Priority Classes" table|
|03 May 2018||BC Team Audit|
|09 Jun 2016||BC Team Audit|
|04 Mar 2016||Deleted queue name "challenge" and added new queue name "frontier"|
|30 May 2014||BC Team Audit - Moved transfer queue into separate policy|
|23 Sep 2013||Removed reference to the HPC Help Desk Web site|
|16 Mar 2012||BC Team Audit|
|08 Jul 2010||Added "transfer" to list of queue names|
|16 Mar 2009||Added link to the HPC Help Desk queue information|
|19 Feb 2009||Added debug notes and changed last line|
|04 Feb 2009||Rearranged queue names by priority; added Notes|
|15 Dec 2008||Changed challenge from job type to priority class|