Slurm (also referred as Slurm Workload Manager or slurm-llnl) is an open-source workload manager designed for Linux clusters of all sizes, used by many of the world's supercomputers and computer clusters. It provides three key functions. First it allocates exclusive and/or non-exclusive access to resources (computer nodes) to users for some duration of time so they can perform work. Second, it provides a framework for starting, executing, and monitoring work (typically a parallel job) on a set of allocated nodes. Finally, it arbitrates contention for resources by managing a queue of pending work.
Install the AUR package found in the AUR. It pulls in AUR, an authentication service, as a dependency. It is started as a requirement through slurmd's systemd service and encrypts the connection between the various hosts. Therefore make sure that all nodes in your cluster have the same key in
The package itself has many more optional dependencies, though Slurm has to be recompiled to make use of them, after they have been installed.
The configuration files for slurm-llnl reside under
/etc/slurm-llnl. Prior to starting any slurm-services, it has to be configured properly by creating a config file at
/etc/slurm-llnl/slurm.conf. Client and server may use the same configuration file, which can either be generated at the official website or by copying
/etc/slurm-llnl/slurm.conf and adapting it to ones liking.
By default the Slurm user, which was introduced to your system in the installation process, has
64030 as UID and GID, this simplifies the setup on multiple systems. UID and GID matches the one used in Debian, therefore they may be used side-by-side, but remember that binaries are not in the same directories on each and every distribution.