[slurm-users] Determining Cluster Usage Rate

Sid Young sid.young at gmail.com
Fri May 14 03:30:44 UTC 2021

Yes, on reflection I should have said utilization rather than usage! I've
been researching what the most likely combination of metrics would give me
an overall utilization of the HPC.
Sadly its not as clear cut as I would have hoped.

Does anyone have any ideas?

Sid Young

On Fri, May 14, 2021 at 1:19 PM Doug Meyer <dameyer99 at gmail.com> wrote:

> Probably need to define the problem a bit better.  spreport has very good
> functionality, see the boom of the man page for examples.  You can group
> orgs in accounting groups to map like use and use wckeys to provide
> accounting for specific users billing groups.  Configure tres billing to
> get a chargeback/shareback view.  Recently found this very good site on
> chargeback with tools to help.  Usage Charging Policy - ULHPC Technical
> Documentation (uni.lu) <https://hpc-docs.uni.lu/policies/usage-charging/>
> Hope it helps.
> Doug
> On Thu, May 13, 2021 at 3:10 PM Sid Young <sid.young at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Hi All,
>> Is there a way to define an effective "usage rate" of a HPC Cluster using
>> the data captured in the slurm database.
>> Primarily I want to see if it can be helpful in presenting to the
>> business a case for buying more hardware for the HPC  :)
>> Sid Young
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