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  • 1.  LSF Community Edition

    Posted Mon May 15, 2023 06:20 PM

    HI All

    What are the terms and condition to use LSF Community Edition ?

    Rgds
    Nitin



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    Nitin Gizare
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  • 2.  RE: LSF Community Edition

    Posted Mon May 15, 2023 07:59 PM

    Hi Nitin,

    You will need to review and accept the license agreement. There are some cluster scale limitations in this edition, e.g. number of nodes, max number of cores on each node, max number of jobs to run, etc. You may not be able to use some advanced scheduling features. It would be better if you can share more detail how you want to use LSF.

    Regards,

    Yi 



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    YI SUN
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  • 3.  RE: LSF Community Edition

    Posted Wed May 17, 2023 07:29 PM

    More can be found in quick stat guide.



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    YI SUN
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  • 4.  RE: LSF Community Edition

    Posted 26 days ago

    Unfortunately that page states it is  "FULLY INTEGRATED.....: and only mentions the node and job limitation.

    IBM Spectrum LSF Suite Community Edition is a no-charge, fully-integrated solution for High-Performance Computing featuring cluster provisioning and management, workload scheduling, application-centric portal and an MPI library (x86-64 only). The software may be installed using the native installers or the included cluster manager. This edition can be downloaded, installed and used at no charge, and supports up to 10 nodes and 2500 jobs.


    Download IBM Spectrum LSF Suite Community Edition, a fully licensed product available at no-charge for the community.

    In reality people spent a lot of time on this to discover that it does not support the resource connector.

    https://community.ibm.com/community/user/businessanalytics/discussion/lsf-trial-license

    https://community.ibm.com/community/user/businessanalytics/discussion/lsf-community-edition-support-for-resource-connectors

    https://community.ibm.com/community/user/businessanalytics/discussion/lsf-community-edition-downloads
    To add to Larry's comment, there are no fix packs/updates for Community Edition.  CE does not include certain features of LSF including resource connector, MultiCluster and advanced scheduling functions. 

    Regards,

       Andre



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    Andre Cornelissen
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  • 5.  RE: LSF Community Edition

    Posted 26 days ago

    It is clearly stated in quick start guide.

    The following LSF components and features are disabled in LSF Suite Community Edition:
    – LSF Connector for Kubernetes
    – LSF Data Manager
    LSF resource connector



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    YI SUN
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  • 6.  RE: LSF Community Edition

    Posted 25 days ago
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    Hi Yi,

    Thanks for the quick reaction.
    Indeed it is my bad, unfortunately when you are installing it for the first time not all component names and architecture things are clear.
    I'm installing the CE to learn, and that is what I did. It is a lot looking at the 3000+ pages in "spectrum-lsf-10.1.0-documentation.pdf."
    and I now understand that "Enabling LSF resource connector for Amazon Web Services (AWS)" on page 2781 is not the opposite of something that is disabled.

    Sorry,

       Andre
    (not frustrated after a good night's sleep)



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    Andre Cornelissen
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  • 7.  RE: LSF Community Edition

    Posted 24 days ago

    Andre,

    Everyone has to start somewhere.  LSF is a great tool, but the depth of it's features will take you a while to fully comprehend.  I've been using it now for close to 20 years, and I can tell you I'm still not at the bottom of the hole.

    TheWitness
    https://cacti.net



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