[Ncep.hmon] Running Complex Jobs Under Slurm

Zhan Zhang - NOAA Affiliate zhan.zhang at noaa.gov
Thu Apr 18 15:24:16 UTC 2019


Could you point me where is the version of  produtil that supports slurm
with --multi-prog?


On Thu, Apr 18, 2019 at 10:59 AM Samuel Trahan - NOAA Affiliate <
samuel.trahan at noaa.gov> wrote:

> Hi all,
> A few months ago, the pyprodutil package supported the --multi-prog option
> that the admins are now requesting we use (look inside their two perl
> scripts).  We deliberately removed --multi-prog support from pyprodutil and
> replaced it with pack groups, since the admins requested that.  Now that
> the admins found out that pack groups don't work, they're asking us to use
> --multi-prog again.  It may be easiest to resurrect the old slurm support
> code.
> Sincerely,
> Sam Trahan
> On Wed, 17 Apr 2019 at 19:56, Avichal Mehra - NOAA Federal <
> avichal.mehra at noaa.gov> wrote:
>> FYI.
>> ---------- Forwarded message ---------
>> From: Leslie Hart - NOAA Federal <leslie.b.hart at noaa.gov>
>> Date: Wed, Apr 17, 2019 at 7:23 PM
>> Subject: Running Complex Jobs Under Slurm
>> To: _OAR RDHPCS theia-notify <rdhpcs.theia.notify at noaa.gov>
>> Dear Users,
>> We consider a complex job to be any job that requires more than one
>> executable within a single MPI execution, a job that requires a varying
>> number of tasks per node or a combination of both. During the Quick Start
>> Training, we suggested using Heterogeneous Job submission to create a
>> complex job request. After working with this method for a while, we believe
>> this is the wrong approach. We now have another recommended method for
>> working with complex jobs under Slurm.
>> We have created two scripts in the /contrib area of Jet and Theia. (We
>> believe these methods will also function well on Gaea, but have only done
>> limited testing there.) One is called arbitrary.pl which allows for
>> varying numbers of tasks per node. The other is layout.pl which allows
>> for multiple executables within a single MPI execution. They are accessible
>> by "module load contrib sutils".
>> We have updated the April training slides to have examples of various
>> situations that a user may encounter. The updated material starts around
>> slide 34. The new slide deck is available at
>> https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1OhGP1j7Irx61iqDq0jagTWCMRXIGgnUiwNrGfk9NMmM/edit?usp=sharing.
>> (These slides are still under development but are pretty close to final.)
>> We will have a short (approximately 30 minute) training session on
>> Wednesday, April 24th at 11AM EDT that just discusses these updates.
>> Details regarding location and webinar information will follow in the next
>> few days.  In early- to mid-May we will repeat the entire quick start
>> training session.
>> Thanks,
>> Leslie Hart & Raghu Reddy (and many others)
>> --
>>     Dr. Avichal Mehra
>> Avichal.Mehra at noaa.gov
>>     Lead Physical Scientist                      NOAA/NWS/NCEP/EMC
>>     5830 University Research Court           Room 2104
>>     College Park                                      Ph.   301-683-3746
>>     MD 20740                                          Fax: 301-683-3703
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