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Powertools overview

Powertools are useful commands that provide additional functionality or simpler ways to access existing functionality on the HPCC. To view a list of all available powertools with their documentation, run powertools on a development node.

By default, powertools is loaded when users log into a development node. Users may also run the module list command to check if it is loaded. If it is not, please use the command:

$ module load powertools

to load the module before running powertools commands. Powertools can also be used in job submission scripts the same as any other commands, if the powertools module has been loaded.

A selection of widely useful powertools are listed below as links to their description pages.


Display job list.


Display a list of compute nodes and their properties.


Information of Buy-In Account


Display job steps and their resource usages.


Download user examples.