[Beowulf] Jeff Squayres MPI proposals

John Hearns hearnsj at googlemail.com
Mon Mar 7 05:32:07 PST 2016

Indeed.  Some interesting news here:


Us old style guys are going to have our lunch money stolen by young
upstarts. Or is that startups?
Seriously - these guys know how to keep things running at scale and how to
tolerate failures.

On 3 March 2016 at 23:30, Christopher Samuel <samuel at unimelb.edu.au> wrote:

> On 04/03/16 06:40, Douglas Eadline wrote:
> > Yes, failure needs to be option.
> The Slurm folks have been working on failure management support for a
> little while, the idea being you can have a pool of spare nodes to pick
> from (or alternatively bargain with a scheduler for a node that's
> currently busy to come free later on and then add it to the job,
> potentially extending the walltime to make up for the shortfall).
> A better description from someone with higher caffeination is here:
> http://slurm.schedmd.com/nonstop.html
> All the best,
> Chris
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