Grid Engine does not schedule parallel job, "cannot run in PE ... because it only offers 0 slots"

(Doc ID 1276522.1)

Last updated on NOVEMBER 27, 2017

Applies to:

Sun Grid Engine - Version 6.0 to 6.2 [Release 6.0]
Information in this document applies to any platform.
***Checked for relevance on 18-12-2012***


A parallel job is not scheduled. qstat -j and qalter -w p only give the following information:

cannot run in PE "PE_NAME" because it only offers 0 slots

But the PE has free slots.


The problem shows up in Oracle Grid Engine 6.2u6 and earlier when $pe_slots is used as allocation rule.


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