[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

https://archive.fosdem.org/2018/schedule/event/installing_software_for_scientists/attachments/slides/2437/export/events/attachments/installing_software_for_scientists/slides/2437/20180204_installing_software_for_scientists.pdf

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.

Cheers,

Loris

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