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Slurm Command: squeue

The squeue command allows you to view currently running and pending jobs.

Representative Example

hpc-login-1:~$ squeue
       1583165   highmem 20200702 usr      PD       0:00      1 (DependencyNeverSatisfied)
       1605901  critical variant_ holtgrem PD       0:00      1 (DependencyNeverSatisfied)
       1605902  critical variant_ holtgrem PD       0:00      1 (Dependency)
       1605905  critical variant_ holtgrem PD       0:00      1 (DependencyNeverSatisfied)
       1605916  critical wgs_sv_c holtgrem PD       0:00      1 (Dependency)
       1607103    medium wgs_sv_a holtgrem PD       0:00      1 (DependencyNeverSatisfied)

Slurm Documentation: squeue

Please also see the official Slurm documentation on squeue.

Important Arguments

  • --nodelist -- Only display jobs running on certain nodes (e.g., GPU nodes).
  • --format -- Define the format to print, see man squeue for details. See below for a format string that includes the jobid, partition, job name, user name, job status, running time, number of nodes, number of CPU cores, and allocated GPUs.


The following aliases in ~/.bashrc will allow you to print a long and informative squeue output with sq, pipe it into less with sql, get only your jobs (adjust the alias to your account) using sqme and pipe that into less with sqmel.

alias sq='squeue -o "%.10i %9P %60j %10u %.2t %.10M %.6D %.4C %10R %b" "$@"'
alias sql='sq "$@" | less -S'
alias sqme='sq -u YOURUSER_c_or_m "$@"'
alias sqmel='sqme "$@" | less -S'