[slurm-users] Is there a way to restrict the NODES*TIME product for a partition?

Ole Holm Nielsen Ole.H.Nielsen at fysik.dtu.dk
Thu Oct 6 06:44:38 UTC 2022

On 10/5/22 22:43, Carl Ponder wrote:
> In our scaling tests, it's normal to expect the job run-times to reduce as 
> we increase the node-counts.
> Is there a way in SLURM to limit the NODES*TIME product for a partition, 
> or do we just have to define a different partition (with a different 
> duration-limit) for each job size?

AFAIK this is not possible, see the slurm.conf section 
for available partition parameters.

Limits of nodes*time can, however, be defined on user accounts, see 
GrpTRESRunMins in https://slurm.schedmd.com/resource_limits.html

Short jobs can run in a partition with a higher MaxTime than required.  I 
don't see why you would want separate partitions with different MaxTimes?


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