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STUBL - SLURM Tools and UBiLities

STUBL is a collection of supplemental tools and utility scripts for SLURM.



A few commands included in STUBL require clush. For rhel based systems clush is in EPEL. Debian based systems can run apt-get install clush.


  • To install STUBL download the latest release:

    $ tar xvf stubl-0.x.x.tar.gz
    $ cd stubl-0.x.x
  • Copy the sample config file and edit to taste:

    $ cp conf/stubl.sample conf/stubl
    $ vim conf/stubl
  • Create empty NodeInfo.log file:

    $ cp log/NodeInfo.log.sample log/NodeInfo.log
  • (Optional) Build the slurmbf source:

    $ cd src/slurmbf
    $ make
  • (Optional) Build the slogs_helpers source:: $ cd bin/slogs_helpers $ g++ -c *.c *.cpp $ g++ -o tins tins.o $ g++ -o slogplus slogplus.o

  • (Optional) Populate slurmbf NodeInfo.log with clusters node information (RAM, disk size, scratch space, etc.). This will create a file log/NodeInfo.log and can be done by running the following command (can take a while):

    $ ./bin/
  • Ensure stubl is in your path:

    $ export STUBL_HOME=/path/to/install/dir/stub-0.x.x
    $ export PATH=$STUBL_HOME/bin:$PATH

Summary of STUBL SLURM Commands

  • fisbatch

    Friendly Interactive SBATCH. A customized version of sbatch that provides a user-friendly interface to an interactive job with X11 forwarding enabled. It is analogous to the PBS "qsub -I -X" command. This code was adopted from srun.x11. (requires clush)

  • pbs2sbatch

    Converts PBS directives to equivalent SLURM SBATCH directives. Accommodates old UB CCR-specific PBS tags like IB1, IB2, etc.

  • pbs2slurm

    A script that attempts to convert PBS scripts into corresponding SBATCH scripts. It will convert PBS directives as well as PBS environment variables and will insert bash code to create a SLURM_NODEFILE that is consistent with the PBS_NODEFILE.

  • sausage

    Retrieves accounting/billing information for a user or account over some period of time.

  • scounts

    Computes the number of jobs completed by a user, group, or account.

  • sgetscr

    Retrieves the SLURM/SBATCH script and environment files for a job that is queued or running.

  • sjeff

    Determines the efficiency of one or more running jobs. Inefficient jobs are high- lighted in red text (requires clush).

  • slimits

    Retrieves SLURM account limits (e.g. max number of jobs) for the specified user.

  • slist

    Retrieves SLURM accounting and node information for a running or completed job (requires clush).

  • slogs

    Retrieves resource usage and accounting information for a user or list of users. For each job that was run after the given start date, the following information is gathered from the SLURM accounting logs:

    • Number of CPUS
    • Start Time
    • Elapsed Time
    • Amount of RAM Requested
    • Average RAM Used
    • Max RAM Used
  • slurmbf

    Analogous to the PBS "showbf -S" command.

  • snacct

    Retrieves SLURM accounting information for a given node and for a given period of time.

  • snodes

    A customized version of sinfo. Displays node information in an easy-to-interpet format. Filters can be applied to view (1) specific nodes, (2) nodes in a specific partition, or (3) nodes in a specifc state.

  • spinfo

    Show partition information for a cluster(s).

  • sqelp

    A customized version of squeue that only prints a double-quote if the information in a column is the same from row to row. Some users find this type of formatting easier to visually digest.

  • sqstat

    A customized version of squeue that produces output analogous to the PBS qstat and xqstat commands (requires clush).

  • sranks

    A command that lists the overall priorities and associated priority components of queued jobs in ascending order. Top-ranked jobs will be given priority by the scheduler but lower ranked jobs may get slotted in first if they fit into the scheduler's backfill window.

  • stimes

    Retrieves estimated starting times for queued jobs. All user-provided arguments are passed along to the squeue command.

  • suacct

    Retrieves SLURM accounting information for a given user's jobs for a given period of time.

  • sueff

    Determines the overall efficiency of the running jobs of one or more users. Users that are inefficient are highlighted in red text (requires clush).

  • yasqr

    Yet Another Squeue Replacement. Fixes squeue bugs in earlier versions of SLURM.


STUBL is released under the GNU General Public License ("GPL") Version 3.0. See the LICENSE file.