Agenda of hpc-ch Forum on Scheduler and Queuing Systems

More than 30 members of the hpc-ch will participate to the next forum on «Scheduler and Queuing Systems» next Wednesday 18 May 2011. The forum will be hosted by PSI Paul Scherrer Institut. We are looking forward meeting you all and visit the  Swiss Light Source (SLS) at the Paul Scherrer Institut.


9:45 -10:00 Coffee and registration

10:00 -10:30 Greeting and introduction

  • Welcome and Introduction; Derek Feichtinger (PSI) and Michele De Lorenzi (CSCS)
  • Overview hpc-ch activities; Michele De Lorenzi (CSCS)

10:30 – 11:15 Internal Keynote presentation

  • SGE+ARCO; Fabio Martinelli (PSI)

11:15 – 12:15 Members short presentations

  • Using SLURM on XT, XE, and future Cray systemsWe describe porting the open-source SLURM resource manager to the Cray interface; and report on experiences of using it on our main production platform, as well as several development systems of a heterogeneous multi-cluster environment. Since some of these systems are GPU-based, we also discuss issues in extending the existing interface to future systems, in order to take advantage of SLURMs cutting-edge GPU support; Kris Howard (CSCS)
  • Moab for Grid Computing; Miguel Gila (CSCS)

12:15 – 13:00 Lunch in the foyer in front of the Auditorium

13:00 -14:30 Guided tour through SLS

14:30 – 15:30 Members short presentations

  • An introduction to OGS/OGE/SGE (Open Gridschedular, Oracle Grid Engine, Sun Gridengine); Christian Bolliger (University of Zurich)
  • SuperB: Pushing the limits of Torque and Maui How to federate clusters while keeping them independent; Vittoria Rezzonico and Matteo Guglielmi (EPF Lausanne)

15:45 -17:00 Members short presentations

  • Shedding some light into the black box – The batch system of Brutus is designed to work like a black box. This presentation will shed some light into the box, explain the basic ideas behind it and how they are implemented in Platform LSF; Olivier Byrde (ETH Zurich)
  • The Meta-Scheduler ARC and gLite in the context of the Swiss Grid activities; Res Aeschlimann (SWITCH)

17:00 Farewell and end of the meeting