[slurm-users] Database Tuning w/SLURM

Ole Holm Nielsen Ole.H.Nielsen at fysik.dtu.dk
Fri Mar 22 08:22:44 UTC 2019

On 3/21/19 6:56 PM, Ryan Novosielski wrote:
>> On Mar 21, 2019, at 12:21 PM, Loris Bennett <loris.bennett at fu-berlin.de> wrote:
>>   Our last cluster only hit around 2.5 million jobs after
>> around 6 years, so database conversion was never an issue.  For sites
>> with a higher-throughput things may be different, but I would hope that
>> at those places, the managers would know the importance of planned
>> updates and testing.
> I’d be curious about any database tuning you might have done, or anyone else here. SchedMD’s guidance is minimal.
> I’ve ever been impressed with the performance on ours, and I’ve also seen other sites reporting >24 hour database conversion times.

Database tuning is actually documented by SchedMD, but you have to find 
the appropriate pages first ;-)

I have collected Slurm database information in my Wiki page 
https://wiki.fysik.dtu.dk/niflheim/Slurm_database.  You may want to 
focus on these sections:

* MySQL configuration (Innodb configuration)

* Setting database purge parameters (prune unwanted old database entries)

* Backup and restore of database (hopefully everyone does this already)

* Upgrade of MySQL/MariaDB (MySQL versions)

* Migrate the slurmdbd service to another server (I decided to do that 

I hope this sheds some light on what needs to be considered.


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