[slurm-users] [External] Re: Node suspend / Power saving - for *idle* nodes only?

Florian Zillner fzillner at lenovo.com
Thu May 14 13:43:43 UTC 2020

Well, the documentation is rather clear on this: "SuspendTime: Nodes becomes eligible for power saving mode after being idle or down for this number of seconds."
A drained node is neither idle nor down in my mind.


From: slurm-users <slurm-users-bounces at lists.schedmd.com> on behalf of Steffen Grunewald <steffen.grunewald at aei.mpg.de>
Sent: Thursday, 14 May 2020 15:34
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Subject: [External] Re: [slurm-users] Node suspend / Power saving - for *idle* nodes only?

On Thu, 2020-05-14 at 13:10:04 +0000, Florian Zillner wrote:
> Hi,
> I'm experimenting with slurm's power saving feature and shutdown of "idle" nodes works in general, also the power up works when "idle~" nodes are requested.
> So far so good, but slurm is also shutting down nodes that are not explicitly "idle". Previously I drained a node to debug something on it and slurm shut it down when the SuspendTimeout was reached.

Perhaps you should have put that node in maint mode?

- S

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