Does the department have a policy regarding long-lived jobs or simulations?
Any job that will take five minutes of CPU time or more should run with lower priority using “nice” command of level +15 or higher. (higher the number lower the priority) e.g. “nice +15 long_job” (“man nice” for details) Under the current simulation policy, a user may run ONE such simulation. There will be no simulations permitted on servers. If additional simulation is necessary for your research, a user can send a request to “help” to run simulation on other workstations. Unauthorized simulations will be KILLED without any notice. NO EXCEPTIONS. You can check on the status of your simulations using “ps” (“man ps” for details).