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Full-spectrum HPC Scheduling

Our friends over at Altair explain how a meta-scheduler, or hierarchical scheduler, can be thought of as a private or team-based scheduler that uses shared underlying resources. Difficult workloads and special workloads are good candidates for meta-scheduling. Examples include sets of several hundred thousand short jobs, jobs with complex dependencies, and workflows that are continually introspected for status.

First Global Survey of Energy and Power Aware Job Scheduling and Resource Management

In this special guest feature, Siddhartha Jana summarizes the key findings of the first-of-its-kind survey on Energy and Power Aware Job Scheduling and Resource Management. “The goal of this year-long survey was to investigate the active investments by HPC centers in enabling energy and power management within their software stack, especially the job schedulers and resource managers.”