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My votes: Spectrum LSF

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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;.
4 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.
4 months ago in Spectrum LSF / Administration 0 Future consideration

Have LSF Handle ZOMBI job searching using either BTREE or HASH ALGO's

Large number of ZOMBI jobs can impact very large clusters operations resulting in high backlogs and additional lost job status. Improving the ZOMBI search algorithm from Linear Search to BTREE or HASH would reduce this impact.
4 months ago in Spectrum LSF / Administration 0 Future consideration

Enhance the Support Tool to be able to remove ZOMBI jobs and create a log of exec hosts and pgids that need to be cleaned

We had an issue where LSF could not keep up with dispatch due to high numbers of ZOMBI jobs. We would like the ability to shut down LSF and clean up the ZOMBI jobs via a Database repair to accelerate the time-to-restore of the LSF clusters.
4 months ago in Spectrum LSF / Administration 0 Future consideration

Make Queue Open/Close/Act/Inact 'all' Requests a single event

We recently had a serious issue that required us to close/inact all of our queues, and then perform a database repair using the IBM support tool. However, when we started LSF, all but one of the queues was Open/Act again. This was due to the suppo...
4 months ago in Spectrum LSF / Administration 0 Future consideration

Make the TCP Backlog for the MBATCH and MBATCHD Query Port Configurable for Large Clusters

We have been monitoring the TCP backlogs for LIM, MBD, and the Query port for some time, and there are periods where the MBD query port becomes overloaded resulting in a higher than expected count of UNKNOWN and sometimes eventually ZOMBI jobs, an...
4 months ago in Spectrum LSF / Administration 0 Future consideration

Support LSF Windows ARM Based Execution Hosts

We would like to be able to install LSF Server on ARM based Windows machines for our Windows based simulation farms.
5 months ago in Spectrum LSF / Installation 0 Future consideration

Possibility to list lsf jobs for multiple users with bjobs -u option

It will be useful for people to check lsf jobs for all their accounts in a single command. bjobs -u "abc xyz" It should list lsf jobs for both abc and xyz.
5 months ago in Spectrum LSF / Other 0 Future consideration

Add lsb.params setting to limit the number of times a job can be redispatched upon either a pre-exec failure of job initilization failure

We currently have jobs that will bounce from host to host either based upon a pre-exec failure, or a job initialization failure. This can impact > 500 hosts and cause an increase in MBD memory use. It would be nice to have a setting such as: MA...
5 months ago in Spectrum LSF / Administration 0 Future consideration

Add a JobID's column to the table grid_hosts_gpu and show in Job Details page

It would be very beneficial to reporting to see which jobid's are allocated to which jobs when it comes to the GPU assigned. This way, the user can look at the ELIM graphs and know that their job is actually using the GPU in question. Right now, y...
5 months ago in Spectrum LSF / Operations/RTM 0 Future consideration