Batch System Usage

This pages contain information about the batch system and its usage. At DESY Zeuthen we use the batch system Univa Grid Engine 8.3.1p6.


Default selection of SL6 batch nodes has been dropped. In case your jobs depend on SL6, submit them with '-l os=sl6'

We plan to update all remaining SL6-based farm nodes to SL7 by 1st August 2018! Please check your jobs for compliance. In case of compatibility issues please consider the use of Singularity

Known SGE Bugs

Currently non known.

More documentation

  • The official vendor's user documentation is available on every submission node at /usr/gridengine/doc/UsersGuideGE.pdf.
  • Technical seminar presentation: Grid Engine - The Batch System for DESY
  • Have also a look at the man pages of grid engine commands.

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