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LSF - lxbatch

Load Sharing Facility (or simply LSF) is a commercial computer software job scheduler sold by Platform Computing. It can be used to execute batch jobs on networked Unix and Windows systems on many different architectures. It is installed on Batch Farm of about 3000 machines providing computing power to CERN users needed for data analysis and simulation tasks.


Useful commands

  • bsub
  • bjobs
  • bkill

Example usage

In order to use LSF, you need to login to lxplus machine, then you can submit your jobs, requesting resources and choosing queue:

  • bsub -R "swp>2000&&pool>30000" -q 8nh /afs/..../script.csh

Try not to use "type==SLC4".

-- LeszekGrzanka - 21 Oct 2008

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Topic revision: r5 - 2009-12-27 - LeszekGrzanka
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