Frequently Asked Question

My Job Has Created Zombies… What Does That Mean?
Last Updated 3 years ago

Zombie Processes are processes that still remain running even though your job has terminated within the Slurm batch system. There are various reasons why this happens including ungraceful termination of MPI due to either software or hardware issues.

The HPE DSI plans to run a script that runs periodically to remove these zombie processes from our systems. If zombie processes are detected during the running of this script, due to one of your jobs, you will be notified via email. If you continue to receive zombie notifications regularly please contact HPE DSI Support for assistance in detecting the cause.

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