Updated 2023-03-24

Helpful Commands

General Information

  • pace-quota: returns username, storage access and utilization, and job charge or tracking accounts.
  • pace-check-queue [-c] [-s] [-m] [-j] [-x] [-h] <queue name>: gives info on resources available for queue, node names, and status of queue.
    • pace-check-queue -c <queue name>: Will color code each node by availability. Useful to quickly see which nodes are accepting jobs.
    • pace-check-queue -s <queue name>: Shows the feature tags for each node. These tags can be used in your PBS script to request certain hardware capabilities, such as intel processors or nvidia gpus.
    • pace-check-queue -h: Opens the man page for pace-check-queue
    • Additional Flags: The flags [-m] [-j] and [-x] Allow you to simplify the output of pace-check-queue, and to print the results in xml or json.


  • module avail <optional module name>: lists modules (software) available on pace and can provide a module name to search for specific software.
  • module load <module name>: loads module into environment.
  • module purge: gets rid of any modules loaded.

Job Submission

Informational Commands

Check Storage

  • pace-quota: gives you a summary of how much storage you have used and how much you have left.


  • pace-why-inqueue <jobid>: diagnoses why a job is stuck in the queue (not running).