We invite you to shape the future of IBM, including product roadmaps, by submitting ideas that matter to you the most. Here's how it works:
Post your ideas
Post ideas and requests to enhance a product or service. Take a look at ideas others have posted and upvote them if they matter to you,
Post an idea
Upvote ideas that matter most to you
Get feedback from the IBM team to refine your idea
Help IBM prioritize your ideas and requests
The IBM team may need your help to refine the ideas so they may ask for more information or feedback. The product management team will then decide if they can begin working on your idea. If they can start during the next development cycle, they will put the idea on the priority list. Each team at IBM works on a different schedule, where some ideas can be implemented right away, others may be placed on a different schedule.
Receive notification on the decision
Some ideas can be implemented at IBM, while others may not fit within the development plans for the product. In either case, the team will let you know as soon as possible. In some cases, we may be able to find alternatives for ideas which cannot be implemented in a reasonable time.
Add bkill option that will set the job status to DONE rather than EXIT
Currently all jobs terminated via bkill are set to status EXIT. With the growing usage of bioinformatics tools and applications that were traditionally run on dedicated servers being integrated into use on HPC resources there is a shifting paradigm from traditional batch processing. Specifically many tools will submit jobs with no fixed runtime but rather are checking a message queue of some type to acquire workunits then when there are no more workunits they will be bkilled to remove those worker processes. because these are bkilled they are logged as EXIT rather than DONE and it results in jobs that did finish properly being included in metrics about failed jobs. As many of these tools will use large volumes of single core workers this can easily result in thousands of EXIT jobs and we have seen upwards of 50% of our 24 hour job throughput being tagged as Exit vs Done in RTM which makes it difficult to identify when there is a real issue.
Do not place IBM confidential, company confidential, or personal information into any field.