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switched to jobsub_q --better-analyze

Information about job submission to OSG sites

This page captures some of the known quirks about certain sites when submitting jobs there.

What this page is

Most OSG sites will work with with the jobsub default requests of 2000 MB of RAM and 35 GB of disk, but at some sites there are some more strict limits. Additionally some sites only support certain experiments as opposed to the entire Fermilab VO. Here we list the OSG sites where users can submit jobs, along with all known cases where either the standard jobsub defaults may not work, or the site only supports certain experiments. Information on it is provided on a best-effort basis and is subject to change without notice.

What this page is NOT

This page is NOT a status board or health monitor of the OSG sites. Just because your submission fits in with the guidelines here does not mean that your job will start quickly. Nor does it keep track of downtimes at the remote sites. Its sole purpose is to help you avoid submitting jobs with disk/memory/cpu/site combinations that will never work. Limited offsite monitoring is available from


The following table lists the available OSG sites, their Glidein_site name (what you should put in the --site option), what experiment(s) the site will support, and finally and known limitations on disk, memory, or CPU.

NOTE: In many cases you may be able to request more than the jobsub defaults and be fine. We have not done detailed testing at each site to determine what the real limits are. If you do try a site and put in requirements that exceed the jobsub defaults, sometimes a

jobsub_q --better-analyze --jobid=<your job id>

will give you useful information about why a job doesn't start to run
(i.e. it may recommend lowering the disk or memory requirements to a certain value.)

NOTE 2: Under supported experiments, "All" means all experiments except for CDF, D0, and LSST. It does include DES and DUNE.

Site Name name for --site option Supported Experiments Known limitations
Brookhaven National Laboratory BNL All jobsub defaults are OK
very few opportunistic slots available
Caltech T2 Caltech All jobsub defaults are OK
Cornell Cornell All jobsub defaults are OK
FNAL CMS Tier 1 FNAL All jobsub defaults are OK
Czech Academy of Sciences FZU NOvA only request --disk=20000MB or less
Harvard Harvard NOvA only jobsub defaults are OK; SL5 only
University of Washington Hyak_CE disabled disabled now due to
short glidein lifetime
ATLAS Great Lakes Tier 2 (AGLT2) Michigan All jobsub defaults are OK
MIT MIT All + CDF jobsub defaults are OK
Midwest Tier2 MWT2 All jobsub defaults are OK; single core jobs will take a very long
time to run if requesting more than 2000 MB of memory
Red Nebraska All jobsub defaults are OK
Notre Dame NotreDame All jobsub defaults are OK; aim for short jobs due to preemption
Tusker/Crane Omaha All jobsub defaults are OK
Ohio Supercomputing Center OSC NOvA only jobsub defaults are OK
Southern Methodist University SMU NOvA only jobsub defaults are OK; SL5 only
Southern Methodist SMU_HPC NOvA only single core jobs should request --memory=2500 or less
Syracuse SU-OG All request --disk=9000MB or less
Texas Tech TTU All but mu2epro and seaquest jobsub defaults are OK
University of Chicago UChicago All linked with MWT2; request --memory=2000 or less
University of California, San Diego UCSD All jobsub defaults are OK
Grid Lab of Wisconsin (GLOW) Wisconsin All jobsub defualts are OK
Western Tier2 (SLAC) WT2 uboone only jobsub defaults are OK