From time to time jobs may be marked as pending due to low priority. In such cases, you can use the "sranks" command to get a sense of a job's priority relative to other jobs in the queue. Use the command:


sranks --raw | more


and press the space bar to page down through the entire list of pending jobs and the values of their priority components --- age, fairshare, job size, partition, and qos.


Keep in mind that as jobs wait in the queue the age component of their priority is increased. This ensures that no jobs are starved --- i.e. have such a low initial priority that they never run. As such, all jobs will run eventually once their age component increases sufficiently.


You can use the "stimes" command:

stimes --user=your_user_name


to see when a job is expected to start. However, only jobs that are scheduled to start within 3 days are assigned an estimated start time. Jobs that are further out on the scheduling horizon will have an "undetermined" start time.