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GPU Guaranteed Resource Reservation

Currently Guaranteed Resource Pools in LSF can fulfill SLAs based on slots, memory, licenses, or packages (slots + memory). With more demand for GPU resources in a cluster, it would be beneficial to add GPU resources to a Guaranteed Resource Pool....
about 1 year ago in Spectrum LSF / Scheduling 1 Future consideration

When a Benchmark job fails It would be nice to see the bsub used to submit the job

We can manually construct the actual bsub, but it would be nice to be able to cut and paste it when editing the Benchmark job so we can test that it actually will work. In one case we were getting "Queue Permission Errors" and it having that bsub ...
8 months ago in Spectrum LSF / Reporting/Explorer 1 Future consideration

allow RTM reporting to export excel data

The Reporting tool in cacti gives the option of sending out periodical usage graphs to users. It would be great to also have the option of including raw CSV data in these reports. The workaround is to log into RTM and manually grab the CSV export,...
10 months ago in Spectrum LSF / Reporting/Explorer 1 Future consideration

Improve Various Components of the Current Scheduler Adlgorithm

Currently, though the Scheduler supports threads, the processing is not a thread per bucket, but rather a threads that are used on a per bucket basis and buckets are still handled serially, which has led us to Host Match times around 400 seconds. ...
5 months ago in Spectrum LSF / Scheduling 3 Future consideration

Free up a job slot if lsfadmin suspends a job

We wold like to have the ability to free up a job slot when a lsfadmin suspends a job due to some valid reasons. In our case, we are trying to run a script to check if the user has reached the quota on their current run directory, and if they are ...
about 2 years ago in Spectrum LSF / Administration 2 Future consideration

Allow Mass Changes of Both License Services and Clusters

In Cacti at page Console > Management > Devices, you have a dropdown option to "Change Settings". From here, you can select multiple devices, and then change select settings. It would be nice to be able to make these same changes for RTM obj...
7 months ago in Spectrum LSF / Operations/RTM 0 Future consideration

cores limitations using affinity

In our cluster, we are very often impacted by jobs under reserving cpus (using -n option of bsub). for ex, we have a user group using a GUI for days. When the user close the GUI, it fires thousands of tar/bzip2 -9 to compress log files, making exe...
7 months ago in Spectrum LSF 0 Future consideration

Add Tooltips for Various LSF Attributes

Today, on many Cacti pages, table headers include tooltips that explain the dimensions that are displayed in the table. It would be nice to have that for the 13 standard load indexes in LSF, and be able to pull the description from lsf.shared for ...
7 months ago in Spectrum LSF / Operations/RTM 0 Future consideration

Have LSF track the number of status changes and requeues for a job over time

Basically, right now, there is no way to look at LSF's jobInfo record to know how many times a job has been requeued via either a pre-exec/jobstarter failure, or from a manual requeue. Additionally, there is no way to determine how many times a jo...
7 months ago in Spectrum LSF / Scheduling 0 Future consideration

Threshold for over allocation in License Scheduler

Based on the license availability and the demand from certain project(s), LSF License scheduler can allocate more license to a project, then its define share of licenses. If limits are defined, it leads to under utilization and wastage of licenses...
7 months ago in Spectrum LSF / License Management 0 Future consideration