[slurm-users] sacct: error

Chris Samuel chris at csamuel.org
Mon May 7 05:08:46 MDT 2018

On Monday, 7 May 2018 5:41:27 PM AEST Marcus Wagner wrote:

> To me it looks like CPUs is the synonym for hardware threads.

Interesting, at ${JOB-1} we experimented with HT on a system back in 2013 and 
I didn't do the slurm.conf side at that time, but then you could only request 
physical cores and you would be allocated both thread units (unless you lied 
to Slurm and listed them as physical cores instead).

Everything I've ever done since has had ThreadsPerCore=1, until today where we 
have some KNL nodes which are ThreadsPerCore=4. 

I can confirm there that you get 4 hardware thread units (a single core) when 
you request  -n 1 -c 1 - here from an interactive job on a KNL node:

[csamuel at gina1 ~]$ cat /sys/fs/cgroup/cpuset/$(cat /proc/$$/cpuset)/

So in the sense of what you put in slurm.conf you are indeed right, 
CPUs=boards*sockets*cores*threads, but from the point of view of what you 
*request* CPUs are just boards*sockets*cores.


All the best,
 Chris Samuel  :  http://www.csamuel.org/  :  Melbourne, VIC

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