[slurm-announce] Slurm version 19.05.0 is now available

Tim Wickberg tim at schedmd.com
Tue May 28 17:54:00 UTC 2019

After 9 months of development and testing we are pleased to announce the 
availability of Slurm version 19.05.0!

Downloads are available from https://www.schedmd.com/downloads.php.

Highlights of the 19.05 release include:

- The new select/cons_tres plugin, which introduces new GPU-specific job 
submission options, and extends Slurm's backfill scheduling logic to 
cover resources beyond just cpus and memory.

- A new NSS library - nss_slurm - has been developed, which can provide 
directory info for the job step's user to local processes.

- Heterogeneous Job support on Cray Aries systems.

- A new "Association" priority factor, and corresponding 
PriorityWeightAssoc setting, providing for an alternative approach to 
establishing relative priority values between groups.

- Two new plugin APIs intended for sites to customize their Slurm 
installations: cli_filter and site_factor.

Thank you to all customers, partners, and community members who 
contributed to getting this release done.

As with past releases, the documentation available at 
https://slurm.schedmd.com has been updated to the 19.05 release. Past 
versions are available in the archive. This release also marks the end 
of support for the 17.11 release. The 18.08 release will remain 
supported up until the 20.02 release in February, but will stop 
receiving as frequent updates, and bug-fixes will be targeted for the 
19.05 maintenance releases going forward.

Tim Wickberg
Chief Technology Officer, SchedMD
Commercial Slurm Development and Support

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