Slurm Workload Manager is MSI's new Job Scheduler
How does the transition to Slurm impact my work on MSI systems?
The most obvious adjustment everyone will need to make is to learn a new set of commands for submitting jobs and checking on job status. If you have written scripts that depend on the job scheduler, they will need to be modified to match the syntax used in Slurm. This is also true of some software that MSI maintains.
When you run jobs using Slurm, there will be no SUs deducted from your SU allocation. Group job limits will change over the next couple months as we migrate nodes from the other cluster. ESO customers have received an email on October 15th containing important information regarding the transition of paid SUs and SU accounting for ESO customers.
MSI has put together resources for users to help groups get started using Slurm. A recorded tutorial session on using Slurm is also now available. Please see the list of links below for more information on various topics related to Slurm, and how to get started using Slurm:
Getting Started Using Slurm
- Slurm Quick Start Guide
- Slurm Partitions
- Choosing a Partition
- Interactive queue use with srun
- PBS to Slurm Conversions (Cheat Sheet)
- Fairshare Scheduling under Slurm
Slurm related quick tutorials (Youtube)
Other Slurm Documentation
- SchedMD Slurm Website (External Site)