Job Scheduling with Slurm

This session involves practical exercises.

This core session is designed to help new users at ACENET and the Digital Research Alliance of Canada get up and running.

The national systems use a job scheduler called “Slurm”. In this session you will learn how Slurm works and how to:

  • minimize wait time by framing reasonable requests
  • optimize use of the resources to achieve efficiency
  • increase throughput
  • run more jobs simultaneously
  • troubleshoot and address crashes

This workshop is designed for new HPC users, or for experienced users either transitioning to Slurm or seeking to improve efficiency with the scheduler. Prerequisites: Completion of Introduction to Linux and Introduction to Shell Scripting, or prior experience with both.

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