[slurm-users] [ext] REST-based CLI tools out there somewhere?

Hagdorn, Magnus Karl Moritz magnus.hagdorn at charite.de
Fri Nov 10 07:30:37 UTC 2023

Hi Chip,
what are the security concerns? Being able to control jobs is one
thing. Your users still need to setup the jobs which presumably
involves moving data. We have provided some launchers written in python
for specific use cases (that don't involve moving data). We also have a
jupyterhub that launches notebooks on the cluster. This works quite
well, but you do end up with interactive jobs which are most likely
less efficient than batch jobs. Again, this really depends on your use

On Thu, 2023-11-09 at 23:14 +0000, Chip Seraphine wrote:
> Hello,
> Our users submit their jobs from shared submit hosts, and have
> expressed an understandable preference for being able to submit
> directly from their own workstations.   The obvious solution
> (installing the slurm client on their workstations, or providing a
> container that does something similar) are not available to us
> because of security concerns.   This leaves REST as the best
> option.   We’re hoping to provide a REST-based toolset that users
> familiar with the command line tools can make immediate use of (so,
> provides basic, stripped-down functionality of srun, squeue, sacct,
> and sinfo).  Basically, we want to create a subset of the s* commands
> that can be run from some arbitrary machine if the user has the
> appropriate token.
> It’d be surprising if we were the first people to go down this path,
> but searching has turned up nothing.   Is there a project anyone
> knows about out there for providing command-line SLURM commands that
> use REST to talk to the daemons?   Or am I missing some obvious
> solution here?
> --
> Chip Seraphine
> Grid Operations
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Magnus Hagdorn
Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin
Geschäftsbereich IT | Scientific Computing
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