Issue with submitting job array


3:30 PM 5/10/2018 Original Post:

User may have been getting the following error message when trying to submit a PBS job using job arrays:

qsub: submit error (Maximum number of jobs already in queue for user MSG=total number of current user's jobs exceeds the queue limit: user, queue batch)

For now, this issue is reported on both Oakley and Owens clusters. If you get this error, one temporary workaround is to use a for loop instead. Below is an example if you use bash shell:

for x in {1..max}; do qsub -t $x; done

We have opened a ticket with the vendor and are actively investigating the issue. Please contact if you have any questions.