[Beowulf] job scheduler and accounting question

Christopher Samuel 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:


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