[slurm-users] EXTERNAL: Re: Memory per CPU

Luecht, Jeff A jeff.luecht at pnc.com
Wed Sep 30 13:37:57 UTC 2020

First off, I want to thank everyone for their input and suggestions.  They were very helpful an ultimately pointed me in the right direction.  I spent several hours playing around with various settings.  

Some additional background. When the srun command is used to execute this job,  we do not see this issue.  We only see it in SBATCH.

What I ultimate did was the following:

1 - Change the NodeName to add the specific parameters Sockets, Cores and Threads.
2 - Changed the DefMemPerCPU/MaxMemCPU to 16144/12228 instead of 6000/12000 respectively

I tested jobs after the above changes and used 'scontrol --defaults job <ID>' command.  The CPU allocation now works as expected.  

I do have one question though - what is the benefit/recommendation of using srun to execute a process within SBATCH.  We are running primarily python jobs, but need to also support R jobs.

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Subject: EXTERNAL: Re: [slurm-users] Memory per CPU

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Il 29/09/20 16:19, Michael Di Domenico ha scritto:

> what leads you to believe that you're getting 2 CPU's instead of 1?
I think I saw that too, once, but thought it was related to hyperthreading.

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