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Palmetto Glossary


A job defines a task for the compute nodes to perform and indicates what resources are necessary to complete the task.

There are two main types, Batch and Interactive, more information about these jobs can be found on the job submission.


Compute Nodes are individual servers within the Palmetto Cluster that can run jobs.

Slurm Scheduler

A powerful workload management tool designed for cluster environments. It excels at job scheduling and resource allocation. For more information, visit the About Slurm page.

Wall Time

Wall time specifies the amount of real-world time that a job needs to execute.

The term gets its name from wall clocks, which measure real-world time.