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Spectrum LSF

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Why do we have to run "lspasswd" to register windows user's password in LSF ?

Customers hope they don't need to use lspasswd in Windows. But LSF needs user's password to impersonate user before running user's job on a Windows execution host. This is due to the designed feature of user authentication in Windows. Windows need...
4 months ago in Spectrum LSF / Scheduling 1 Not under consideration

Set user limit for app in lsb.application like USERS field for queues in lsb.queues

It would be useful to set a list of users that can use APPS defined in lsb.applications like USERS filed il queues definition in lsb.queues.
almost 2 years ago in Spectrum LSF / Administration 1 Not under consideration

Provide Access to Job Buckets for Analysis

Currently RTM contains quite a bit of information on current cluster state, but it provides limited information about the state of the scheduler, what job buckets exists, and the dispatch rate from these various buckets. Create an interface that p...
9 months ago in Spectrum LSF / Operations/RTM 0 Future consideration

Add Memory Statistics to Daily Statistics

When I wrote the daily statistics interface years ago, I had very little comprehension of the concept of Memory Efficiency, and therefore did not add memory_reserved, and mem_used, and max_memory to the daily statistics tables. But in todays HPC, ...
9 months ago in Spectrum LSF / Operations/RTM 1 Future consideration

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

Increase max export rows for RTM

The default maximum number of rows RTM can export to Excel is 50k. It's possible to increase this (, but would be nice to have a larger option built into RTM.
9 months ago in Spectrum LSF / Operations/RTM 1 Future consideration

Add Effective Memory Utilization to All Statistics Tables

RTM maintains a consistent set of ETL's across multiple dimensions. It is the same table structure for all of these ETL's. However, a key metric is missing from the ETL's and it's the effective memory utilization. In other words sum(max_memory) /s...
10 months ago in Spectrum LSF / Operations/RTM 0 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 ...
10 months ago in Spectrum LSF / Reporting/Explorer 1 Future consideration

LSF Support for M1/M1 Pro/M2 Pro

We would like IBM to support LSF on M1/M1 Pro/M2 Pro for the ARMV8/aarch64 platform.
5 months ago in Spectrum LSF / Other 1 Future consideration

bhosts and lshosts should have an option to let them perform more like the scheduler

Currently, if I have a host with two exclusive resources in the lsf.cluster file <hostname> <model> <type> 1 () () () (!res1 !res2) If I run the following bhosts command, it acts like "grep" instead of like the scheduler, and rep...
5 months ago in Spectrum LSF / Administration 0 Future consideration