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Spectrum Symphony

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Enable Podman support for Symphony 7.3.1

We are running Sym 7.3.1 with couple of patches from IBM and now we are looking for running container workload in RHEL8 Podman. We will need Podman support for Sym 7.3.1 on RHEL8.
20 days ago in Spectrum Symphony / Version 7.3 0 Submitted

transfer credentials for symphony child sessions

We are currently planning to use the recursive Symphony workload API. Our use case is 3 layers of recursion where the first layer is created by end users and the subsequent 2 layers are created by our application. Currently we cannot use the recur...
about 1 month ago in Spectrum Symphony / Version 7.3.2 0 Needs more information

Please certify Java 17 for Symphony 7.3.1

We have a business need to start using Java 17. Please certify it for Spectrum Symphony 7.3.1
about 1 month ago in Spectrum Symphony / Version 7.3 3

Support EGO service using EGO_SERVICE_CREDENTIAL to log on to HostFactory Rest Server as it is supported to log on to other Symphony components

Spectrum Symphony has the general feature for EGO service, where credential is passed to the service through EGO_SERVICE_CREDENTIAL so the service can log on to various components of Symphony, like egosh user logon/soamlogon, EGO general rest api....
about 1 month ago in Spectrum Symphony / Version 7.3 1 Under review

Enable EC2 instance tags for HostFactory instances in metadata service

At present, EC2 instances provisioned via HostFactory is based on the launch template definition controlled by IBM. We have requirements to segregate HostFactory instance into multiple resource groups based on resource tagging. Custom tags created...
about 2 months ago in Spectrum Symphony / Version 7.3.2 0 Future consideration

RHEL 8.7 or 8.8 certification in Symphony 7.3.2 fix pack 1

We need to build clusters on RHEL 8.7 and 8.8 with symphony 7.3.2 . Requesting to certify symphony 7.3.2 on RHEL 8.7 or 8.8
2 months ago in Spectrum Symphony / Version 7.3.2 7

The request expire time for HF scheduled request

We are expecting the instance request overwrite the RequestExpiry set in Template, and keep the request active until end time set by the scheduled request. There is high chance instance got terminated by AWS due to various reasons. Keeping the req...
2 months ago in Spectrum Symphony / Version 7.3.2 0 Under review

Distinguish on-demand and spot instances in HostFactory under one application

In the current setup, all grid jobs run on spot instances. The risk with spot-instances is that they are not dedicated and can be reclaimed anytime due to various reasons. There have been times when a long-running parent task execution stopped at ...
3 months ago in Spectrum Symphony / Version 7.3.2 3 Not under consideration

systemd unit file for starting symphony during boot

Currently, the symphony start up script is set under /etc/init.d. We expects to have systemd unit file for symphony start up. Esepcally we are upgrading to RHEL8
3 months ago in Spectrum Symphony / Version 7.3.2 1 Functionality already exists

Enabling Multiple MPI like OpenMPI, mvapich, and others for distributed processing Systems for optimized processing

IBM, Intel, Nvidia, and others have their own optimized MPI for Parallel processing, also we found new versions of mvapich from Ohio State University, therefore we need take this suggestion into consideration. We hope that IBM Spectrum Symphony ha...
3 months ago in Spectrum Symphony / Future Version 1 Not under consideration