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  • 1.  LSF -f Usage

    Posted Mon October 23, 2023 11:03 AM

    I read through the slides for the LSF presentation May 16 2023 and in the presentation there is the function lsf -f which would copy over the required data for the job to the local directory of the host to avoid the latency between the local drive and the host. Which version of lsf is this available for?  Also if I don't know the host machine is there a script or a method which would echo the machine and transfer the files to the host which was picked in the farm? 

    I am trying to get the jobs to run quicker by removing the latency of the files between the host and network directory. However the documentation does not go into detail in the case of using a lsf farm, where the host machine is unknown. Would the lsf -f function automatically know these components? I don't believe so, however in order to begin to work on these scripts I would like to know the above information. 

    I would also like to know if the LSF 101 Video which was posted a while ago be shared again it might answer my questions above. 

    Eric Foronda

  • 2.  RE: LSF -f Usage

    Posted Mon October 23, 2023 12:22 PM

    Hi Eric,

    You don't need to know job execution host, LSF will create local directory and store file there automatically before job execution. Please check this link for detail.

    For published LSF videos you can find them in https://community.ibm.com/community/user/businessanalytics/communities/community-home/all-news?communitykey=74d589b7-7276-4d70-acf5-0fc26430c6c0&LibraryFolderKey=&DefaultView=

    YI SUN