Running Jobs

This page lists available online tutorials related to parallel programming and using LC's HPC systems.

Useful introductory information on LC's software environment is presented in the Software and Development Environment section of the Introduction to Livermore Computing Resources, or the Linux Clusters Overview for system-specific information.

Both Slurm and IBM's CSM provide a way to launch tasks (aka, Linux processes) of a user's application in parallel across resources allocated to the job. For Slurm, the command is srun; for CSM, the command is jsrun. This page presents their similarities and their differences. It also details lrun, an LLNL developed wrapper script for jsrun.

Slurm is a combined batch scheduler and resource manager that allows users to run their jobs on Livermore Computing’s (LC) high performance computing (HPC) clusters.  This document describes the process for submitting and running jobs under the Slurm Workload Manager.

This page provides a brief overview of batch system concepts. It is provided as a foundation to understanding the system for running jobs on the Sierra compute clusters.

Livermore Computing (LC) provides a large variety of High Performance Computing (HPC) clusters.  However, there are only two batch schedulers that run user jobs on those clusters.  Slurm is the batch scheduler and resource manager that schedules almost all LC clusters.  The exception is the IBM Sierra clusters (aka CORAL systems) which run the Spectrum LSF scheduler.
 

This is a quick start guide for LSF, a batch scheduler that allows users to run their jobs on Livermore Computing’s (LC) Sierra (link is external) (CORAL) high performance computing (HPC) clusters.

This is a list of commands to help you schedule jobs using LSF, a batch scheduler that allows users to run their jobs on Livermore Computing’s (LC) Sierra (link is external) (CORAL) high performance computing (HPC) clusters.

This page provides a quick-start guide to Slurm, providing examples of how to perform common tasks.

This page contains a list of Slurm commands.