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Spectrum LSF

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Correct on Design Flaw in Session Scheduler

Currently the Session Manager and Service Director operate in the same CGROUP on the first execution host which causes a race condition that if a task on the first execution host pushes the memory use above the memory limit (aka mem-eater process)...
about 1 month ago in Spectrum LSF / Scheduling 0 Future 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

In the 'License Scheduler' product, monitor only necessary features instead of all

Hello, sometimes, we encounter slowness (freezes) on LSF jobs scheduling due to big slowness in licenses monitoring (lmstat) from License Scheduler because license features used for some resources under LS management are part of license services m...
5 months ago in Spectrum LSF / License Management 3 Future consideration

FLEXlm supports 'uncounted node locked' Feature Types Report the Checkouts for Them

By default RTM always report 0 max license and 0 in use. However, if you look at the checkouts, there are several in use. Can we get RTM to at least report the number of checked out licenses for this feature class?
about 2 months ago in Spectrum LSF / Operations/RTM 0 Future consideration

Provide an Option to break out of 'bsub' if a job will not submit due to a user hitting their pending job limit

This is a major problem when using a web service to control jobs, you would much rather have the binary end with an exit code than continually block in a loop saying you have reached your pending jobs limit. It's really bad design behavior IMHO.
about 2 months ago in Spectrum LSF / Administration 0 Future consideration

Allow Flagging Jobs for Reservation Through Rules and/or Through a "bsub --plan" Option

Today, reservations in LSF are handled by the Top X jobs by ordered by Dynamic Priority using the variable MAX_JOB_RESERVE. We believe that this is a shotgun approach. We have millions of jobs a day that require 1 cores and less than 1GB of memory...
6 months ago in Spectrum LSF / Administration 0 Future consideration

Allow to set/modify the same option in multiple esubs

Currently a specific option can only be set or modified once through an esub, even if multiple esub's are run. If an option is set a second time, the error message ... Conflict parameter <PARAMETER_NAME> - Ignored. appears. There are at leas...
4 months ago in Spectrum LSF / Administration 1 Future consideration

Clean left over job's daemon processes after job res finished

We have several workflows that the job script can run tools that will spawn processes in the backgroup or as daemons that will stay active once the job script ends. Since the job script ends, res will end with the exit code of the job script, but ...
2 months ago in Spectrum LSF / Other 2 Future consideration

Resource connector provider configuration file ( such as cyclecloudprov_config.json) should have encrypted passwords/credentials

Security leak will be avioded. Clear text password are risky to put;.
about 1 year ago in Spectrum LSF / Cloud Bursting 0 Future consideration