[slurm-users] sbatch sending the working directory from the controller to the node

Christopher Samuel chris at csamuel.org
Thu Jan 23 01:31:49 UTC 2020

On 1/21/20 11:27 AM, Dean Schulze wrote:

> The sbatch docs say nothing about why the node gets the pwd from the 
> controller.  Why would slurm send a directory to a node that may not 
> exist on the node and expect it to use it?

That's a pretty standard expectation from a cluster, that the filesystem 
you are working in on the node you are submitting from is the same as 
the one that's on the compute nodes.  Otherwise there's a lot of messy 
staging of files you'll need to do.

All the best,
   Chris Samuel  :  http://www.csamuel.org/  :  Berkeley, CA, USA

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