[slurm-users] Easybuild et al. (was: SLURM heterogeneous jobs, a little help needed plz)

Loris Bennett loris.bennett at fu-berlin.de
Fri Mar 22 14:32:32 UTC 2019

Hi Daniel,

Daniel Letai <dani at letai.org.il> writes:

> Hi Loris,
> On 3/21/19 6:21 PM, Loris Bennett wrote:
>  Chris, maybe you should look at EasyBuild
> (https://easybuild.readthedocs.io/en/latest/).  That way you can install
> all the dependencies (such as zlib) as modules and be pretty much
> independent of the ancient packages your distro may provide (other
> Cheers,
> Loris
> Do you have experience with spack or flatpak too? They all seem to
> solve the same problem, and I'd be interested in any comparison based
> on experience.
> https://spack.readthedocs.io/en/latest/
> http://docs.flatpak.org/en/latest/

I don't have any real experience with anything but EasyBuild.  My
decision to used EB was mainly based on information in the following presentation


which is admittedly by Kenneth Hoste, who is one of the main people
behind EasyBuild.  However, I haven't regretted it and Kenneth and the
others on the EB mailing list always respond quickly and helpfully.

Getting a system like EB up and running involves a certain investment
and, as I assume this is true for the other frameworks, probably not
many people have delved that deeply into more than one.

However, personally, I am very happy with EasyBuild.



Dr. Loris Bennett (Mr.)
ZEDAT, Freie Universit├Ąt Berlin         Email loris.bennett at fu-berlin.de

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