[Beowulf] LSF vs Slurm

Paul Edmon pedmon at cfa.harvard.edu
Thu Mar 10 16:43:11 UTC 2022

We did this move about a decade ago when LSF started increasing the 
costs for licensing, so I can't say about modern LSF vs. Slurm as we did 
that cutover a long time ago.  That said our original rationale was cost 
but also feature set as Slurm had a better and more modern feature set 
than LSF at the time.  As for the cut over we planned it to go with 
moving from CentOS5 to CentOS6 so from the user perspective it was 
ripping the bandaid.  It took about 6 months of work to get things setup 
on the backend as we got used to how slurm worked before we put it in 
production.  I think with the current version of slurm it should be much 
faster as things have really come a long way over the past decade with 

-Paul Edmon-

On 3/10/2022 11:39 AM, Lohit Valleru via Beowulf wrote:
> Hello Everyone,
> I wanted to ask if there is anyone who could explain me the benefits 
> of moving to Slurm from LSF.
> If anyone moved to Slurm, I want to ask on what 
> requirements/challengers motivated the move to Slurm, apart from 
> license cost with LSF.
> Thank you,
> Lohit
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