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Status Not under consideration
Workspace Spectrum LSF
Created by Guest
Created on Nov 7, 2016

Specify execution hosts per application

To introduce an application level HOSTS parameter in application profile definition in lsb.application configuration file. Similar to HOSTS in queue definition in lsb.queues, this parameter should specify execution hosts (host groups) selection policy for an application, such as host preference and exclusion.

Currently using esub to set host preference/exclusion with bsub -m option. However this would add complexity when more and more

  • Guest
    Aug 18, 2020

    This RFE has been open for a long time, and has not made the cut for several releases. It is unlikely to be implemented in the foreseeable future.

  • Guest
    Dec 22, 2016

    Will be considered for a future release of LSF