When a job is submitted, it is useful to check that the user's account has enough funds to run the job. This will be verified when the job starts, but by that point the job may have waited some time in the queue only to find out it never could have run in the first place. The job quotation step (see Obtaining Job Quotes) can fill this function. Additionally, the quote can be used to determine the cheapest place to run, and to guarantee the current rates will be used when the job is charged.
Example 9. See how much it will cost to run the job.
$ gquote -p chemistry -u amy -m colony -P 16 -t 3600 Successfully quoted 57600 credits