Stern School of Business, New York University

Moving from Grid Engine to Slurm

Grid Engine to Slurm Helper Program

To run, change into the directory that contains your grid engine script and type

$ convert-sge-to-slurm scriptToConvert

where, scriptToConvert is your grid engine script. As output, you will see a new script scriptToConvert.sbatch which puts the equivalent slurm command on the line below each grid engine command. Edit this sbatch script to customize the parameters such as memory, run time, email, etc.

Slurm Command References

Slurm Quick reference guide – pdf of the most common slurm commands
Slurm Man Pages – A full reference of Slurm commands

Some Equivalent Grid Engine and Slurm Commands

The directives are slightly different between systems, but the concept and functionality are mostly the same.

Grid engine directives begin with: #$
Slurm directives begin with: #SBATCH

Resource or
Grid EngineSlurm
#$ -l h_vmem=12g#SBATCH --mem=12g
Run time
#$ -l h_cpu=2:00:001#SBATCH --time=2:00:002
Job name#$ -N MyJob#SBATCH --job-name=ZZ
Email trigger#$ -m ea#SBATCH --mail-type=END,FAIL
Email Address#$ -M email@system#SBATCH --mail-user=email@system
Job log#$ -cwd#SBATCH --output=slurm_%j.out

1 – CPU time
2 – Wall time

Example Slurm Script

# myProgName.sbatch
#SBATCH --mem=12g
#SBATCH --time-1:00:00
#SBATCH --job-name=myJobName
#SBATCH --mail-type=END,FAIL
#SBATCH --output=myJobName_%j.out
module purge
module load matlab/2019a
matlab  -nosplash -nodesktop -nojvm -nodisplay < mymatjob.m

To Submit Your Slurm Job

$ sbatch myProgName.sbatch

To See Your Job in the Queue or Running

$ squeue