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My votes: Spectrum LSF

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Affinity support for windows compute servers

We have a mixed Linux/Windows cluster. Unfortunately the affinity string in the resource requirement is not supported on Windows. This leads to several problems: 1. jobs with affinity settings will not be dispatched to windows nodes 2. less perfor...
4 days ago in Spectrum LSF / Scheduling 0 Submitted

Add possibility to assign cores from the same CCX in AMD CPUs to make use of the same L3 cache.

With a specific 2-core workload we noticed significant performance improvements of about 50% in shorter runtime when both cores reside on the same L3 cache group (CCX) of an AMD EPYC CPU.Therefore it would be very beneficial to be able to have LSF...
12 days ago in Spectrum LSF / Scheduling 0 Submitted

In the world of Multi-core processors, the context switches per second has become a KPI. It should be a standard performance metric like mem, r1m, etc.

When we try to oversubscribe hosts, it would be very beneficial to have ctx/second available as a base metric. It's available in all OS' these days. We could set a busy threshold for that say above 40k/second. For the longest time (maybe 31 years)...
25 days ago in Spectrum LSF / Administration 0 Under review

Create a way to prevent a job with an SLA from using another SLA's hosts/slots/memory if the other SLA is under-committed

LSF hosts come and go, and when you create an allocation that uses exact numbers, there are times when a Pool can be over and under committed. In the case of an under-committed pool today, consumers from other pools can leverage free slots from th...
17 days ago in Spectrum LSF / Administration 0 Submitted

Allow RTM to show jobs 'submitted' between ranges from job details page

We are in the middle of a bench-marking activity and it occurred to me that there is now way to say in RTM show me jobs that were submitted between these two dates. It would be helpful to have that filter available.
26 days ago in Spectrum LSF / Operations/RTM 0 Under review

Ability to easily load missing LSF event streams and LSF accounting data

Customer has gaps in data loading due to problems with ElasticSearch and is looking to fill these gaps with some way of easily loading the missing data to Elastic Search. One idea would be to add a command to load data in a specified date and time...
30 days ago in Spectrum LSF / Reporting/Explorer 0 Under review

bacct command output should have GPU memory Usage details visible like CPU MEM usage

currently in bacct command output we could see below: Accounting information about this job: Share group charged </hkorva> CPU_T WAIT TURNAROUND STATUS HOG_FACTOR MEM SWAP1844603.00 0 73687 done 25.0329 171.1G 2M if the job is a GPU job then...
30 days ago in Spectrum LSF / Administration 0 Under review

Allow user access tokens to have a lifetime similar to 'remember me' support industry best practice

Currently, we have robots that submit jobs using the Web Interface. The tokens expiration is currently static, and there is no API endpoint to determine the validity of the token which means that job submission and controls can fail randomly witho...
4 months ago in Spectrum LSF / End User UI/Applicaton Center 0 Future consideration

Allow Session Scheduler to support the queue level Job Starter when the Session Spreads to Multiple Hosts

In testing of Session Scheduler, it works perfectly, on secondary hosts, it does not seem to respect our job starter which will limit our ability to deploy Session Scheduler more broadly. Closing this gap is important.
about 1 month ago in Spectrum LSF / Administration 0 Under review

Allows Session Scheduler Account Directory and moving parts to support the lsf.conf variable LSB_STDOUT_DIRECT.

We recently were able to confirm that if the user leaves off the SSCHED_ACCT_DIR in lsb.params, that they can set the same as an environment variable, and eventually the Session Scheduler account file will end up in that location, but the users re...
about 1 month ago in Spectrum LSF / Administration 0 Under review