Slurm Notes

UBMoD has included support for Slurm since version 0.2.5. Most UBMoD features are supported with Slurm, see below for exceptions.

Memory Statistics

UBMoD uses cumulative (allocation) data from Slurm's sacct command, which does not provide memory usage. This will result in all memory usage statistics being displayed as zero.

Helper Script

UBMoD includes a helper script to pull data from Slurm's sacct into UBMoD's shredder system. This script can be used in place of the shredder to import data. To shred data for all Slurm clusters, use this command:

$ ubmod-slurm-helper

If you have multiple Slurm clusters, but only want to shred data from one of them, then use this command with the name of a single cluster that would be used with sacct's --clusters option:

$ ubmod-slurm-helper -H mycluster

The helper script doesn't update the aggregate tables, so that must be done after the data has been shredded:

$ ubmod-shredder -u

If your sacct executable isn't in the path of the user that will be running the ubmod-slurm-helper command, you can specify the path by adding the following to your settings.ini file.

sacct = /path/to/sacct

Use this command to display the help text for the Slurm helper script:

$ ubmod-slurm-helper -h
Input Format

If you'd prefer to not use the helper script, you can export data from Slurm into a file manually using the sacct command and then shred that file. The format must be the same as below. Also, the --parsable2, --noheader and --allocations are all required. If you don't want to import data from all clusters, the --allclusters option can be replaced with --clusters and the list of clusters. It may also be possible to use other options that limit the output.

$ sacct --allusers --parsable2 --noheader --allocations --allclusters \
        --format jobid,cluster,partition,account,group,user,submit,eligible,start,end,exitcode,nnodes,ncpus,nodelist,jobname \
        --starttime 2013-01-01T00:00:00 --endtime 2013-01-02T00:00:00 \

$ ubmod-shredder -s -f slurm -i /tmp/slurm.log
Unsupported Shredder Features

The ubmod-shredder -d/--dir option was designed to work with the accounting log naming convention used by PBS/TORQUE. If you are not using the same convention (files are named YYYYMMDD corresponding to the current date), do not use this option.