[Beowulf] job scheduler and accounting question
samuel at unimelb.edu.au
Tue Jul 14 17:02:26 PDT 2015
On 15/07/15 08:25, Michael Gutteridge wrote:
> I'll put in a plug for Slurm. I'd say it's got the features you need
> and it scales up really well.
> Accounting: it can write to file, but you're best off configuring the
> database backend (MySQL, Mariadb). Then there's both the built-in sacct
> tool and (if you're so inclined) queries directly against the database.
> It can also be set up to track job resource usage.
+lots for Slurm.
If you build it with HDF5 support (we've not tried this yet) then it can
apparently collect time series profile data on a variety of areas for
you that would not be practical to store in the slurmdbd backend. That
can be exported to CSV if you want with sh5util.
There's a presentation on it from the Slurm User Group 2013 here:
Christopher Samuel Senior Systems Administrator
VLSCI - Victorian Life Sciences Computation Initiative
Email: samuel at unimelb.edu.au Phone: +61 (0)3 903 55545
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