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Add a 'bsub -Gl limit_name' option to separate Fairshare Assignment from the Limit also add a default limit pattern to use if ONE_UG_TREE does not find a matching limit

We have many cases, where we have limits for users, but we also want to want to apply a fairshare group for the job to arrive at a base allocation. Unfortunately, with ONE_UG enabled, if the Fairshare Group does not have a corresponding Limit, not...
6 days ago in Spectrum LSF / Administration 0 Under review

Limit Loans to certain User Groups and/or Project tag patterns in Guarantee Pools

We want to enable more loaning of resources, but the various teams are rather territorial. They would loan to some one in either the same user group tree, and/or the same Project by regular expression. Allow Guarantee Pools to support that loan po...
6 days ago in Spectrum LSF / Administration 0 Under review

use "bconf" command to delete host and create or delete resource

It would be helpful for administrators. Simplify the management of HPC clusters.
13 days ago in Spectrum LSF / Administration 0 Under review

Integrate lsadmin/badmin/bctrld to work with systemd in >= LSF 10.1SP14

Starting in SP14, if we wish to take advantage of individual daemon monitoring for res, sbatchd and lim on server nodes we have to follow the following caveat: Note that once you use systemctl commands to control these daemons, do not use the exis...
about 1 month ago in Spectrum LSF / Administration 0 Planned for future release

Expanding the host list for bjobs-m

If we puts a list variable containing about 1300 equipment into the bjobs(bjobs -u all -m "$list"), a segmentation fault (core dump) occurs. Dev checked code. The host list in bjobs -m supports 512 hostnames at most. The host to put in bjobs ...
30 days ago in Spectrum LSF / Administration 1 Not under consideration

Allow the LSF Planner to ignore cetain select[] criteria

The current LSF Planner is unable to create a plan if the "bsub -R "select[blah>blah]" ./a.out" select clause does not match any hosts. This is very counter productive. For certain ELIM based resources such as 'freescratch', 'freetmp', etc. The...
about 1 month ago in Spectrum LSF / Administration 0 Future consideration

Allow the INELIBIBLE flag to apply to Job Slots and License Scheduler Limits

Currently, the INELIGIBLE flag works for several limit classes. Unfortunately, it does not support either SLOT or License Project limits. These are important for using APS with ELIGIBLE pending time calculations and the queue limit of ELIGIBLE_PEN...
about 1 month ago in Spectrum LSF / Administration 0 Future consideration

Provide lsmake parallel compilation tool for aarch64 systems.

Our engineers make wide-spread use of lsmake to parallelise their compilations across our x86 nodes, and wish to use the same toolset on aarch64 nodes.
about 2 months ago in Spectrum LSF / Administration 0

Spectrum LSF's k8s support

Spectrum LSF used to provide an adapter for k8s as a container orchestration to use with LSF's job scheduling as its add-on function, which is withdrawn now. The customer would like to restore it so they could improve portability/availability and ...
3 months ago in Spectrum LSF / Administration 1 Needs more information

btop/bbot at usergroup level

This is the current bbot/btop functionality:- Group administrators can change the position of all jobs submitted by users who are members of the user group within a queue (move the selected job before/after the first/last job with the same priorit...
over 3 years ago in Spectrum LSF / Administration 0 Not under consideration