Managing an Allocation on Quest

How to check allocation resources, expiration dates, and project members.

Allocation Resource Management

Add People to an Allocation

Use the Join an Existing Allocation form. The Computational Investigator for the allocation will be notified. Individuals added to an allocation will have access to the /projects/<allocationID> directory, but they will have their own home directory.

Adding Compute Hours or Time to an Allocation

Use the Extend an Allocation form.

Renew or Create a New Allocation

Use the appropriate Research Allocation Original/Renewal Request form for your allocation type (I or II).

List Allocation Members

Display all current members of the allocation:

module load utilities
grouplist <allocationID>

Check Allocation Resources

To check storage use of /projects/<allocationID>, compute hours, and allocation expiration:

module load utilities
checkproject <allocationID>

Example Output

Reporting for project <allocationID>
------------------------------------
   0.1GB used in 337 files (0.0% of 500GB quota)
   Allocation 1298 has a balance of 34745.29 SU remaining (of 35000.00 assigned)
       Expiration Date: 2018-01-17 00:00:00
 
====================================

SU refers to compute hours.

Status of Allocation Jobs in Queue

Display the the status of all jobs submitted to an allocation

showq –w acct=<allocationID>

Example Output

active jobs------------------------
JOBID              USERNAME      STATE PROCS   REMAINING            STARTTIME

19870500             abc123    Running     1    23:52:14  Fri May  5 13:17:37
19869106             def456    Running     8  1:20:18:36  Fri May  5 09:43:59
19827200             ghi345    Running    24  4:23:54:25  Sun Apr 30 13:19:48
19854800            cba1234    Running     8  7:07:48:44  Tue May  2 21:14:07

4 active jobs        41 of 15744 processors in use by local jobs (0.00%)
                        378 of 671 nodes active      (56.33%)

eligible jobs----------------------
JOBID              USERNAME      STATE PROCS     WCLIMIT            QUEUETIME

19769946             abc123       Idle    10  1:00:00:00  Wed Apr 19 11:51:11
19806950             def456       Idle     3  2:00:00:00  Tue Apr 25 23:25:28
19816976             ghi345       Idle     1    12:00:00  Thu Apr 27 15:34:29

3 eligible jobs   

blocked jobs-----------------------
JOBID              USERNAME      STATE PROCS     WCLIMIT            QUEUETIME


0 blocked jobs   

Total jobs:  7

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Keywords:quest, allocation, compute hours, checkproject, utilities, check allocation resources, manage allocation   Doc ID:65175
Owner:Research Computing .Group:Northwestern
Created:2016-07-18 09:20 CSTUpdated:2017-09-18 15:31 CST
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