[slurm-users] Limit a partition or host to jobs less than 4 cores?

Renfro, Michael Renfro at tntech.edu
Wed Sep 30 15:54:32 UTC 2020

Untested, but a combination of a QOS with MaxTRESPerJob=cpu=X and a partition that allows or denies that QOS may work. A job_submit.lua should be able to adjust the QOS of a submitted job, too.

On 9/30/20, 10:50 AM, "slurm-users on behalf of Paul Edmon" <slurm-users-bounces at lists.schedmd.com on behalf of pedmon at cfa.harvard.edu> wrote:

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    Probably the best way to accomplish this is via a job_submit.lua
    script.  That way you can reject at submission time.  There isn't a
    feature in the partition configurations that I am aware that can
    accomplish this but a custom job_submit script certainly can.

    -Paul Edmon-

    On 9/30/2020 11:44 AM, Jim Kilborn wrote:
    > Does anyone know if there is a way to limit a partition (or a host in
    > a partition) to only allow jobs less than x number of cores. It would
    > be preferable to not have to move the host to a seperate partition,
    > but we could if necessary. I just want to have a place that only small
    > jobs can run. I cant find a parameter in slurm.conf that allows this,
    > or I am overlooking something.
    > Thanks in advance!

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