[slurm-users] Does the slurmctld node need access to Parallel File system and Runtime libraries of the SW in the Compute nodes.

Paul Edmon pedmon at cfa.harvard.edu
Tue Aug 2 13:45:56 UTC 2022

No, the node running the slurmctld does not need access to any of the 
customer facing filesystems or home directories.  While all the login 
and client nodes do, the slurmctld does not.

-Paul Edmon-

On 8/2/2022 9:30 AM, Richard Chang wrote:
> Hi,
> I am new to SLURM, so please bear with me.
> I need to understand whether the Server/Node running the slurmctld 
> daemon will need access to the Parallel file system, and if it will 
> need all the SW run time libraries installed, as in the compute nodes.
> The users will login to the Login/submission nodes with their home 
> mounted from say PFS1 and change directory to the PFS2 mount point and 
> then submit/run their jobs.
> Does it mean the Server/node running the slurmctld daemon will also 
> need access to both the PFS1 and PFS2 mount points ? I am not sure.
> The server running the slurmctld daemon will be exclusively for that 
> and is not a login node.
> Thanks & regards,
> Richard.

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