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Spectrum LSF

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License Scheduler ENABLE_DYNAMIC_RUSAGE + FAST_DISPATCH combination

We are troubled by the slow dispatch time of jobs, when the license scheduler is involved. Even after lengthy optimization, the dispatch time remains at 10-25 seconds, which is not good. (note that LMSTAT time and interval is just 3 seconds). If t...
over 2 years ago in Spectrum LSF / License Management 0 Not under consideration

LSF Explorer support for multiple clusters with the same name

Customer has multiple clusters with the same cluster name. Changing LSF cluster names to be unique is not an option. Their environment is large. Other products in the LSF family support this. LSF_LIC_SCHED_CLUSTER_ALIAS addresses the concern for L...
almost 3 years ago in Spectrum LSF / Reporting/Explorer 0 Not under consideration

Allow functionality to save report selections in explorer GUI

Currently there is no option to save selections( time, dimensions, mesures, filters) made by a user on a given Explorer report.
about 3 years ago in Spectrum LSF / Reporting/Explorer 1 Not under consideration

LSF Smart Memory Limit & Docker integration

Enabling the Smart Memory Limit conflicts with the Docker integration settings - in that, you cannot have both enabled at the same time. We believe the offending (Docker) config line is:LSB_RESOURCE_ENFORCE="cpu memory"
over 3 years ago in Spectrum LSF 2 Not under consideration

To enable increase in the memory for a job when overall memory resource limit is in place in lsb.resources

Case#Case number TS001621460 can be referred for this RFE. Explanation was: I have discussed with development team again, currently, LSF can not satisfy the increase memory request by bmod command for a running job when there is a general limit de...
over 3 years ago in Spectrum LSF 0 Not under consideration


Users need notifications when jobs are PSUSP due to pre-exec failures, and JOB_CONTROLS do not work because the job isn't RUN when it is suspended. We also need a tunable parameter to have these jobs killed after some amount of time.
about 4 years ago in Spectrum LSF 2 Not under consideration

LSF can not manage Redhat7.2 gnome-terminal job

In IBM's PMR#32285,999,760, we reported LSF can not manage Redhat7.2 gnome-terminal job.After IBM LSF support's investigation, it turns out in Redhar7.2, multiple gnome-terminal jobs share one gnome-terminal-server. To cope with this situation, a ...
about 5 years ago in Spectrum LSF 3 Not under consideration

bsub fairshare of users

Some users use a script which spawns a lot scripts, say 1000 scripts, tosubmit jobs to LSF synchronously. So a lot of jobs from this user submittedinto LSF and other users can not submit the jobs into LSF promptly with themessages of "Can not conn...
over 6 years ago in Spectrum LSF 2 Not under consideration

LSF to preempt tasks in a running parallel job that use borrowed resources to allow PEND jobs with guarantees to go running

We hare 3 queues.All queues have same priority.Each queue has a GRP SLA (guarantee).All queues are setup such that each queue loans out it guarantees to the other 2 queues when not used. In customer environment is often the case that 1 queue goes ...
about 7 years ago in Spectrum LSF 2 Not under consideration

Roll back job submission when bsub cannot receive the jobid from mbatchd

Due to a network hiccup caused by an overloaded server, job submission using bsub returned this message which of course does not include the new jobid: Failed in an LSF library call: Communication time out. Job not submitted However the job was re...
over 7 years ago in Spectrum LSF 2 Not under consideration