urgent computing topline



Cluster details

This cluster runs Torque along with Moab as the default job manager/scheduler combination. You can run urgent jobs on these resources using either the 'spruce_sub' or the Globus extensions.


UC/ANL IA64 policy map is as follows -

red - 'preemption'
orange - 'next-to-run'
yellow - 'elevated priority'

Initial Setup

  • 1) Login to the machine- ssh -A username@tg-login.uc.teragrid.org
  • 2) Check if the variable $TG_COMMUNITY is set. This will be the base of the SPRUCE community space you would need to access. If not set, please set it to /soft/community or contact us for further instructions.
  • 3) Compile your codes and have them handy in your home directory tree.


Invoke the spruce_sub command with the urgency and job script specified. The script can be found here -


More about running jobs using spruce_sub can be found here.

Globus submissions

SPRUCE jobs can be submitted as any other Globus job. An additional urgency parameter and the right contact string are all that needed. The urgency level can take three values -
the contact string is -

More about running jobs using Globus interface can be found here.