Queueing & Running Jobs

Help Desk

Hours: 9:00am-5:00pm CT M-F
Telephone: 866-508-9181 (Toll-Free, US Only) or 630-252-3111
Email: support@alcf.anl.gov

Updated: 04/02/2018

Cobalt is our batch job scheduler for all ALCF systems. Cobalt was developed and is maintained by Argonne National Laboratory. It bears many resemblances to PBS.
 

Requesting Reservations

  • Reservations: Information on how to request a reservation outside the normal queueing policy.

Queueing a Job

Cobalt Job Control

Running Jobs

  • Running Jobs on BG/Q: a reference on all you need to know to run a job on our IBM BG/Q systems Mira, Cetus, and Vesta.
  • Running Jobs on XC40: a reference on all you need to know to run a job on Theta, our Cray XC40 system.

FAQs