Running Simple Batch Jobs

Submitting a job in SLURM is performed by running sbatch command and specifying a job script.   

sbatch job.script


You can put optitions (e.g. --account=xxx) with sbatch command. If such option already be defined in job.script file, it will be overriden by the commandline.

sbatch [options] job.script


A simple example of a Slurm job submission script:

#SBATCH --job-name=MyJob
#SBATCH --account=monash001
#SBATCH --time=01:00:00
#SBATCH --ntasks=1
#SBATCH --cpus-per-task=1

This script describe the information of the job: it is a serial job with only one process (--ntasks=1). It only need one cpu core to run such process.


On MASSIVE, the sample slurm submission scripts have been prepared and can be found here:



To Cancel ONE job

scancel [JOBID]


To Cancel all of your jobs

scancel -u [USERID]


Copyright © 2016 MASSIVE. All Rights Reserved.