[slurm-users] Is that possible to submit jobs to a Slurm cluster right from a developer's PC

Ryan Cox ryan_cox at byu.edu
Thu Dec 12 15:38:12 UTC 2019

Be careful with this approach.  You also need the same munge key 
installed everywhere.  If the developers have root on their own system, 
they can submit jobs and run Slurm commands as any user.

ssh sounds significantly safer.  A quick and easy way to make sure that 
users don't abuse the system is to set limits using pam_limits.so, 
usually in /etc/security/limits.conf.  A cputime limit of one minute 
should prevent users from running their work there.  If I'm reading it 
right, it sounds like you do want jobs running on that system but do not 
want people launching work over ssh.  In that case, you would need to 
make sure that pam_limits.so is enabled for ssh but not Slurm.


On 12/12/19 2:01 AM, Nguyen Dai Quy wrote:
> On Thu, Dec 12, 2019 at 5:53 AM Ryan Novosielski <novosirj at rutgers.edu 
> <mailto:novosirj at rutgers.edu>> wrote:
>     Sure; they’ll need to have the appropriate part of SLURM installed
>     and the config file. This is similar to having just one login node
>     per user. Typically login nodes don’t run either daemon.
> Hi,
> It's interesting ! Do you have any link/tutorial for this kind of setup?
> Thanks,
>>     On Dec 11, 2019, at 22:41, Victor (Weikai) Xie
>>     <xieweikai at gmail.com <mailto:xieweikai at gmail.com>> wrote:
>>     Hi,
>>     We are trying to setup a tiny Slurm cluster to manage shared
>>     access to the GPU server in our team. Both slurmctld and slumrd
>>     are going to run on this GPU server. But here is a problem. On
>>     one hand, we don't want to give developers ssh access to that
>>     box, because otherwise they might bypass Slurm job queue and
>>     launch jobs directly on the box. On the other hand, if developers
>>     don't have ssh access to the box, how can they run 'sbatch'
>>     command to submit jobs?
>>     Does Slurm provide an option to allow developers submit jobs
>>     right from their own PCs?
>>     Regards,
>>     Victor (Weikai)  Xie

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