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[farmshare-discuss] Fw: Jobs Aborting Early in Farmshare 2

William Patrick Marble wpmarble at
Tue Jan 2 14:15:29 PST 2018

Hi Rehman,

The default time limit for jobs on farmshare is 2 hours. You can request more time using the -time command in your .sbatch file. Like this:

#time you think you need; default is 2 hours
#format could be dd-hh:mm:ss, hh:mm:ss, mm:ss, or mm
#request 8 hours
#SBATCH —time=08:00:00

(more at

Hope this helps.


William Marble
Political Science Department
Stanford University

On Jan 2, 2018, at 5:05 PM, Rehman Ali <rali8 at<mailto:rali8 at>> wrote:

From: Rehman Ali
Sent: Tuesday, January 2, 2018 2:04 PM
To: srcc-support
Subject: Jobs Aborting Early in Farmshare 2

Dear SRCC,

On the old Farmshare (corn) I was able to perform parallel executions of some MATLAB code that takes roughly 8 hours per thread.

However, now in Farmshare 2, this new system keep aborting the job at roughly two hours into each thread. The message I get in my error files is this:

slurmstepd-wheat01: error: *** JOB 140407 ON wheat01 CANCELLED AT 2018-01-02T12:19:05 DUE TO TIME LIMIT ***

Does someone know what could be causing this error. How small is the time limit?
Based on this (, the maximum runtime should be 2 days, so why do my jobs get canceled after only 2 hours?

Rehman Ali
National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate (NDSEG) Fellow
Electrical Engineering PhD Candidate | Stanford University
Computational and Mathematical Engineering M.S. Student | Stanford University
B.S. Biomedical Engineering, 2016 | Georgia Institute of Technology
Graduate Student Researcher in Jeremy Dahl Ultrasound Lab | Stanford University
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