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Status Future consideration
Workspace Spectrum LSF
Created by Guest
Created on Dec 15, 2021

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 exec_host unresponsive for 10/15 minutes. To limit cpu usage to the reserved number of slots, or a reasonable number of cores, we tried to use the affinity statement: it works but we cannot specify more cores than the number of cores available in the server. for ex, for a server having 40 cores, when specifying 8 cores per jobs, we cannot start more than 5 jobs for 120 slots avail on the servers (3 slots per core). we also impacted by many GUI vendor tools that trying to use the max available cores on a server ignoring slots reserved in LSF. For servers shared by hundreds of peoples, it's very impactful. Is it possible to change this behavior by allowing cores shared by jobs ? Also, to improve this new behavior, allow load balancing between cores ?
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