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A workload manager used to schedule jobs in different-sized Linux clusters. Slurm has three key functions: 1) giving access to users for a limited period of time to perform a certain action; 2) providing a framework for executing and monitoring these actions; and 3) managing a queue of work that is pending.

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First released 2001
Developed by SchedMD
Latest stable version 21.x
Open-source Yes
Used by Nvidia, Applied Materials, University of Michigan

Interesting facts

Slurm is used on Sunway TaihuLight, which is the number one in the TOP500 most powerful computers in the world.


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