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Spectrum LSF

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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...
about 24 hours ago in Spectrum LSF / Administration 0 Submitted

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...
1 day ago in Spectrum LSF / Administration 0 Submitted

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

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

Run LSF file IO operations within the container.

LSF jobs using containers depend on mounts within the container. These mounts are not available on bare metal where LSF runs file operations. The bare metal dependency means that LSF file related operations, -o, -f, -E, -Ep, etc. will not have acc...
16 days ago in Spectrum LSF / Scheduling 1

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

Allow resource limit ELIGIBLE_PEND_JOBS usage for APPS

I would like to have a limit ELIGIBLE_PEND_JOBS for the consumer APPS. The reason is an application which needs licenses from a license server. In case of many simultanously dispatched jobs the license server overloads. Up to now the resource limi...
about 1 month ago in Spectrum LSF / Scheduling 1 Needs more information

be able to add (and remove) new type of metadata

to manage other metadata that the ones already defined: LSF user extra limit & TTL, license quota, etc ... currently, we must update several scripts & conf files to add (or remove) other metadata type than the built-in ones.
22 days ago in Spectrum LSF / Operations/RTM 0 Planned for future release

provide a mechanism to avoid manually inserting hash code into thold.php and settings.php for new thold alerts to view details.

When we add our own thold alerts, we must add manually the hash code recorded into a mysql table into thold.php and settings.php scripts to be able to display details. Can you please redesign the code to avoid these steps ?
22 days ago in Spectrum LSF / Operations/RTM 1 Planned for future release

support 5 or more arguments in thold.php

To create versatile alerts, we sometimes needs more than 2 or 3 max arguments to set the alert. For ex, for a LSF server load alert, we should need clusterid, server hostgroup, load index, comparison operator, etc ....
22 days ago in Spectrum LSF / Operations/RTM 1 Planned for future release

tool to list out active and default base params - lsparams

Think of 'bparams' and the level of details that it provides with args '-la'. This helps in figuring out what all params are configured as default or what defaults values are affecting the scheduling. Such a tool does not exist for LSF Base config...
about 2 months ago in Spectrum LSF / Scheduling 0 Planned for future release