Understanding Job Templates

Applies To: Windows HPC Server 2008

A job template is a custom submission policy created by the cluster administrator to define the job parameters for an application. The cluster administrator can use job templates to manage job submission and optimize cluster usage.

Job templates provide a way for users to easily submit a job without first having to obtain an in-depth understanding of how the Job Scheduler service works. Job templates serve as a pattern for the creation of jobs that meet your processing needs, while also conforming to your organization’s resource allocation policies.

After you select a job template for a new job, the available values for job properties change accordingly. For example, the Priority drop-down menu only shows the priority levels that are valid under the selected template, and the run time setting cannot be raised above the defined maximum.


Cluster administrators can specify permissions regarding which users may use which templates. For information about which job templates you have access to and should use, contact your cluster administrator.

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