I have worked on various projects around HPC systems, and especially Linux based clusters, for many companies for 14+ years. I find these quite complex systems are really fun and I always get lot of enthusiasm finding new ways to improve the efficiency of HPC management software.
I founded Rackslab in 2021 for which I am fully commited to develop innovative open source software to help usage, management and operation of HPC supercomputers.
Posted by Rémi Palancher
Slurm batch scheduler allows users to associate to jobs optional fields in text format, such as the name of the job or a comment. These fields are not directly used by Slurm, their value has no influence on its behavior. They are available to store any information related to the jobs and can be manipulated through standard Slurm commands. For example, these fields can be useful for differentiating, filtering, classifying or annotating jobs.
We will discover in this post an approach to use the comment field to associate structured metadata to the jobs and enrich accounting reports with custom information.Continue reading