[slurm-users] Use all cores when submitting to heterogeneous nodes

Baer, Troy troy at osc.edu
Tue Mar 22 15:20:10 UTC 2022

Requesting --exclusive and then using $SLURM_CPUS_ON_NODE to determine the number of the tasks or threads to use inside the job script would be my recommendation.


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From: slurm-users <slurm-users-bounces at lists.schedmd.com> On Behalf Of Tina Friedrich
Sent: Tuesday, March 22, 2022 10:43 AM
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Subject: Re: [slurm-users] Use all cores when submitting to heterogeneous nodes

Hi Richard,

...what's wrong with using '--exclusive'? I mean if you're wanting all 
cores on the node anyway, wouldn't asking for it exclusively be pretty 
much the same thing?


On 22/03/2022 14:29, Richard Ems wrote:
> Hi all,
> I am looking for an option to use all cores when submitting to 
> heterogeneous nodes.
> In this case I have 2 partitions:
> part1:  #N1 nodes, each node has 40 cores
> part2:  #N2 nodes, each node has 48 cores
> I want to submit to both partitions, requesting a number of nodes and 
> then set
> --ntasks=40*#nodes
>   or
> --ntasks=48*#nodes
> depending on which partition gets selected by Slurm.
> Can this be done?
> An option similar to --ntasks=USE_ALL_CORES would be great.
> Many thanks,
> Richard
> -- 
> Richard Ems     /     aiduit     / r.ems at aiduit.com 
> <mailto:r.ems at aiduit.com>

Tina Friedrich, Advanced Research Computing Snr HPC Systems Administrator

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