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Spectrum LSF

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INCLUDE directive for lsf.cluster file

Its great to have INCLUDE functionality added in LSF and we're using heavily in our multiple LSF clusters. Its makes it easy to manage many clusters for common config edits and keep the farms compliant. I am logging this RFE to extend this feature...
3 months ago in Spectrum LSF / Scheduling 0 Future consideration

New age patchinstall tool

With IBM moved away from Quarterly fixpacks to Yearly release – we often see bunch of patches for install as backlog. Current patchinstall tool does this job efficiently for a single patch and if I’ve to install 5 patches on top of a fixpack (inde...
3 months ago in Spectrum LSF / Scheduling 0 Future consideration

Expand energy stats to cover non-exclusive jobs

As part of working towards our net zero we would like to request more general energy measurement for non-exclusive jobs. We believe this would benefit all LSF users, particularly those working in the UK research environment where there is an incre...
4 months ago in Spectrum LSF / Reporting/Explorer 1 Future consideration

Support Rate Limiting in the LSF Proxy

We have a case where users, if left to their own accords will not eclipse the current supported connections, but in the end will diminish the batch performance if left on their own. So, provide a feature where I can have a configuration file that ...
6 months ago in Spectrum LSF / Administration 1 Future consideration

For each job, records the number of execution host CPU cores in the job's table

As we evaluate the utility of SMT2/4/8, we would like to be able to measure the performance difference of the applications at scale by recording the number of slots of the compute host for every job. This would achieved by adding a tinyint unsigne...
6 months ago in Spectrum LSF / Operations/RTM 0 Future consideration

Rotate lsb.acct in every hour

We can only rotate lsb.acct in every day, but we can't do it in every hour or with customized interval time slot. Please add this feature.
6 months ago in Spectrum LSF / Other 1 Future consideration

Currently Job Priority Over Time Impacts all Queue and all Jobs - Instead optionally make it affect only Queues and Jobs that are APS Queues

The Job Priority Over Time is an excellent feature that is designed to be paired with APS dispatch rules. However, some users have setup soft dispatch or dispatch preferences in the normal queue which is not APS enabled that classify jobs by their...
6 months ago in Spectrum LSF / Administration 0 Future consideration

Ability to reserve GPUs in LSF advanced reservations

It's currently not possible to reserve GPUs in an advanced reservation with LSF, unlike CPUs (slots) and memory. For example, we have some hosts with 120 CPU slots and 8 GPUs. I want to create a reservation that reserves half of a node. I can do t...
7 months ago in Spectrum LSF / Scheduling 0 Future consideration

Add a 'bsub -Gl limit_name' option to separate Fairshare Assignment from the Limit also add a default limit pattern to use if ONE_UG_TREE does not find a matching limit

We have many cases, where we have limits for users, but we also want to want to apply a fairshare group for the job to arrive at a base allocation. Unfortunately, with ONE_UG enabled, if the Fairshare Group does not have a corresponding Limit, not...
8 months ago in Spectrum LSF / Administration 0 Future consideration

Limit Loans to certain User Groups and/or Project tag patterns in Guarantee Pools

We want to enable more loaning of resources, but the various teams are rather territorial. They would loan to some one in either the same user group tree, and/or the same Project by regular expression. Allow Guarantee Pools to support that loan po...
8 months ago in Spectrum LSF / Administration 1 Future consideration