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Spectrum LSF

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badmin appclose/appopen for maintenance of a specific application

For maintenance reasons it would be helpful to close/open applications for dispatching like for queues and hosts by the command badmin qclose/qopen and badmin hclose/hopen respectively.
about 9 hours ago in Spectrum LSF / Administration 0 Submitted

Provide a method to allow LSF simulations to be captured by a customers RTM

Provided a customer set's up a RTM hostname, and credentials, when a simulation is started, register the simulation clusters data collector and the cluster itself with that RTM and then enable collection for the duration of the simulation. Name th...
7 days ago in Spectrum LSF / Simulation & Prediction 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...
23 days ago in Spectrum LSF / Scheduling 0 Future consideration

Email disable for mbatchd and enable for sbatchd

Currently , there is no way to seperately disable mbatchd emails v/s sbatchd emails. Means. We have set email set to N in lsf.conf , so that by default job report emails are not sent. However some users who need email can set in their environment ...
10 days ago in Spectrum LSF / Administration 0 Submitted

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...
15 days ago in Spectrum LSF / Scheduling 0 Future consideration

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)...
about 1 month ago in Spectrum LSF / Administration 0 Future consideration

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...
28 days ago in Spectrum LSF / Administration 0 Future consideration

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

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;.
7 months ago in Spectrum LSF / Cloud Bursting 0 Future consideration

Get available VM count value from cyclecloud provider for resource connector templates using badmin rc view -c templates command

It would be useful if quota from the Azure backend is completely used, LSF admins can easily check if VMs are available in the quota from Azure.
7 months ago in Spectrum LSF / Administration 0 Future consideration