[slurm-users] sbatch - accept jobs above limits

Ryan Cox ryan_cox at byu.edu
Wed Feb 9 17:00:59 UTC 2022


You could potentially add a non-existent node (or nodes) to the 
configuration that has a million cores, petabytes of RAM, and all the 
features in the world.  Then it "exists" in Slurm.  I don't know if 
FUTURE would work, but if you can tolerate having a DOWN node in sinfo, 
that could work.


On 2/8/22 3:26 PM, z148x at arcor.de wrote:
> Dear all,
> sbatch jobs are immediately rejected if no suitable node is available in
> the configuration.
> sbatch: error: Memory specification can not be satisfied
> sbatch: error: Batch job submission failed: Requested node configuration
> is not available
> These jobs should be accepted, if a suitable node will be active soon.
> For example, these jobs could be in PartitionConfig.
> Is that configurable?
> Many thanks,
> Mike

Ryan Cox
Office of Research Computing
Brigham Young University

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