[slurm-users] Exclude Slurm packages from the EPEL yum repository

Jason Simms simmsj at lafayette.edu
Tue Jan 26 19:55:47 UTC 2021

We’re in the same boat. Extremely small cluster. $10k for support. We don’t
need nearly that level of engagement, but there ya go. We’ve passed for
now, but I’d like to have a support contract ideally.


On Tue, Jan 26, 2021 at 2:49 PM Robert Kudyba <rkudyba at fordham.edu> wrote:

> On Mon, Jan 25, 2021 at 6:36 PM Brian Andrus <toomuchit at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Also, a plug for support contracts. I have been doing slurm for a very
>> long while, but always encourage my clients to get a support contract.
>> That is how SchedMD stays alive and we are able to have such a good
>> piece of software. I see the cloud providers starting to build tools
>> that will eventually obsolesce slurm for the cloud. I worry that there
>> won't be enough paying customers for Tim to keep things running as well
>> as he has. I'm pretty sure most folks that use slurm for any period of
>> time has received more value that a small support contract would be.
> We considered this but we have a very small cluster. And when I reached
> out for a quote, I was told "SchedMD has a MIN node count of 256 for
> $10K/yr".
> Since we're using Bright Computing we've always had to ignore Slurm
> updates from yum and have to compile our own version.
> Curious, which cloud provider scheduling tools do you see gaining traction?
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