[slurm-users] Slurm and available libraries

Ole Holm Nielsen Ole.H.Nielsen at fysik.dtu.dk
Wed Jan 17 06:53:22 MST 2018

I can highly recommend EasyBuild as an easy way to provide software 
packages as "modules" to your cluster.  We have been very pleased with 
EasyBuild in our cluster.

I made some notes about installing EasyBuild in a Wiki page:
We use CentOS 7 Linux.

Also, if you want information about Slurm setup, I have written another 
set of Wiki pages:


On 01/17/2018 02:39 PM, John Hearns wrote:
> Hi Elisabetta.  No, you normally do not need to install software on all 
> the compute nodes separately.
> It is quite common to use the 'modules' environment to manage software 
> like this
> http://www.admin-magazine.com/HPC/Articles/Environment-Modules
> Once you have numpy installed on a shared drive on the cluster, and have 
> a Modules file in place, your users put this at the start of their job 
> scripts:
> module load numpy
> You might also want to look at Easybuild 
> http://easybuild.readthedocs.io/en/latest/Introduction.html
> There are Easybuild 'recipes' for numpy. We use them where I work.
> On 17 January 2018 at 14:28, Elisabetta Falivene 
> <e.falivene at ilabroma.com <mailto:e.falivene at ilabroma.com>> wrote:
>     Hi,
>     let's say I need to execute a python script with slurm. The script
>     require a particular library installed on the system like numpy.
>     If the library is not installed to the system, it is necessary to
>     install it on the master AND the nodes, right? This has to be done
>     on each machine separately or there's a way to install it one time
>     for all the machine (master and nodes)?
>     Elisabetta

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