Main Content Region

Estimating time for a job

There will be times when you will need to figure out how many CPU hours you need to see if it exceeds the available hours in your account balance. This can be done with using the sbank-time estimate command. Assuming that you wish to run a 64 node job with 2 cores per node, that's 128 cores for 72hrs of wall time
$ sbank time estimate  -N 64 -c 2 -t 72
Or you want to run 256 tasks for 48hrs
$ sbank time estimate  -n 256 -t 48
You can also use sbank-time's helper function 'estimatescript' to check the job script that you have
$ sbank time estimatescript -s
Where the contents of

#SBATCH -n 32
#SBATCH -t 4-00:00:00