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Project accounting

Every project proposal is granted a number of compute and storage resources. Once these resources have been fully consumed, no further computations are possible, so it is important to keep an eye on your project's resource consumption.

Compute resources

The steering committe will grant your project a number of CPU hours and GPU hours when the proposal is accepted.

The granted and used amount of CPU/GPU hours can be queried using the following command:

$ kit_project_usage

The default output has the following format:

Project            Resource  Granted  Used
hkt-project-test   cpu       1000000  20000
hkt-project-test   gres/gpu  5000     1000

If the amount of resources for a project is unlimited, the Granted column will show inf. If a project has been restricted (e.g. it was not accepted by the steering committee while in the preliminary phase), this column will show 0 instead. If the calling account is a member of multiple projects, the output will containe two lines (CPU/GPU resources) for every project.

When the sum of the used CPU or GPU hours of a project is higher or equal than the granted number CPU or GPU hours, new batch jobs will no longer start. Instead they will be held in the PENDING state and the error message AssocGrpTRESLimit will be shown. Please see the matching FAQ entry for what to do in this case

The following command line options can be passed to the kit_project_usage script:

Option Meaning
-h or --help Display help message
-p Parsable output
-n No header

Accounting of resources

The cluster is running in exclusive mode, which means that Slurm always allocates and accounts whole nodes even if the number of requested cores is lower than the ones available. All project proposals should specify their ressource consumption with the assumption that a node has 76 CPU cores, since every node hour on HoreKa will account as 76 CPU hours.

Storage resources

Please refer to the File systems chapter to get more information about storage quotas.


Last update: January 12, 2022