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[Integration Requirement] Possibility to select different memory allocation libraries

Summary:Provide the possibility to select different memory allocation libraries (implementing certain allocation/de-allocation algorithms) via application profile entry for the SSM. Proposed candidates: jemalloc and tcmalloc. They become necessary...
almost 5 years ago in Spectrum Symphony / Version 7.1 2 Delivered

Request to include certain environment parameters during job submission

Currently, we are unable to submit environment parameters to a MapReduce service in the following manner: // Set TEXTANALYTICS_HOME environment variable on each task's JVM - required by ActionAPI conf.set ("", "TEXTANALYTIC...
about 5 years ago in Spectrum Symphony / Version 7.1 5 Not under consideration

Implementation of GLIBC memory allocator malloc_trim functionality to address memory fragmentation of the SSM process

Implement and malloc_trim API call, part of GLIBC memory allocator API, provided by the GLIBC runtime, inside of the SSM.The call invokes the linux kernel syscall sbrk and madvise which shrink the free top of the heap chunk allocated for small all...
about 5 years ago in Spectrum Symphony / Version 7.1 2 Delivered

[Foundation][RFE][UC] - Provide systemd scripts for Spectrum Symphony

RHEL 7 and recent Ubuntu version use systemd as their default init system. To be fully supported by Red Hat and in order to get more control on when the service starts (order, timing, dependencies), it's a wise choice to provide a systemd script a...
about 5 years ago in Spectrum Symphony / Version 7.1 4 Delivered

[Cluster Management] Allow new servers joining the cluster in "closed" status

We need to have a way to control the status of the servers just joined a cluster. Currently new servers join the cluster in "open" status which can start to run jobs right away. We need an option to allow servers joining the cluster but in "closed...
about 5 years ago in Spectrum Symphony / Version 7.1 2 Delivered

[Resource Management Policy] Resource plan to allow Time Interval by Day

Resource Plan currently allows Time Interval to be defined. This needs to be extended to allow definition based on day of the week. This will make it possible for Resource plans to be limited to weekdays or weekends depending on usage patterns.
about 5 years ago in Spectrum Symphony / Version 7.1 4 Not under consideration

Feasibility of multihome Management hosts to support different MTU on network.

We would like IBM to certify below solution for supporting differnet MTU with multiple network cards on Management hosts and different sets of compute hosts where one set of comput hosts has 1500MTU setup and another set of compute hosts has 9000M...
about 5 years ago in Spectrum Symphony / Version 7.1 3 Delivered

support all characters in taskTag - Wells Fargo

We have integration with Calypso, which set calypso job names in the task tags, some of these names contain characters like "/", "+", and Symphony is rejecting these. There are business logic built upon these taskTags, so we request IBM to support...
over 5 years ago in Spectrum Symphony / Version 7.1 2 Delivered

PMC Very Slow to Load User Information From LDAP

When using the PMC, loading the user information takes a very long time. We have over 25,000 users in LDAP. When using the PMC to create a new user it takes a very long time to load the user list. When adding or changing Roles for a user, it ta...
over 5 years ago in Spectrum Symphony / Version 7.1 2 Not under consideration

[Security and Access Control] Enable secure SSL communication between Multicluster components

Allow to configure secure SSL communication between all Multicluster components i.e. MC Mangement hosts and MC proxy hosts, client-multicluster.
over 5 years ago in Spectrum Symphony / Version 7.1 3 Delivered