To increase the priority of a job, use the command
nsc-boost-priority command on the login node.
nsc-boost-priority --help will show the available options.
Example: check the cost of increasing the priority of a job
[x_makro@tetralith1 ~]$ nsc-boost-priority -c 14399940 The cost for boosting the priority of job 14399940 is 80.0 tokens Project nsc-guest has 29634.8 tokens available
Example: increase the priority of a job
[x_makro@tetralith1 ~]$ nsc-boost-priority 14399940 Your job's priority has been boosted. The cost of this operation was 80.0 tokens. Project nsc-guest now has 29554.8 tokens available
A boosted job will have a higher priority than all normal jobs.
Boosted jobs are not affected by the "QOSUsageThreshold" limit and do not affect the project's future fair-share priority. I.e they are run "for free" (but will show up in
projinfo and SUPR).
The base cost of boosting the priority of a job is currently 10 tokens per core hour1 (e.g boosting the priority of a job that requests 16 cores for one hour costs 160 tokens).
The reasoning behind this cost is: it is not reasonable to allow a project to boost the priority of more than a small part of its jobs. 10 tokens per core hour means that you can boost the priority of 10% of your jobs.↩