Slurm Workshop

Slurm has become a de-facto standard for the scientific computing sites in the Nordics. Many sites have used Slurm for long time, many have switched recently. But both kinds need from time to time an advice from somebody else, whether it is how to patch Slurm sources to tune it best for you site, or how to create the very first configuration file.

The workshop aims to bring many Slurm admins in the Nordics together, to share the experience and exchange advice, ideas and expertise with each other. It will mostly be a user-driven event, where every admin will have a possibility to bring up to discussion their particular problem or interest. The goal of the workshop is to strengthen our mastery of Slurm to deliver even better computing experience for the Nordics.

Format: We expect to start with site presentations, followed by unconference format to discuss things the participants want. We also expect that the people coming to the workshop use Slurm on their sites and have at least the understanding of how it works and how to configure the simplest Slurm instance. No hands-on tutorial is planned, this is rather the place to exchange experiences and ideas.


  • 09:00 - 09:15 Welcome. Personal presentations (who you are, what are your experience with Slurm). Schedule introduction.
  • 09:15 - 10:00 Ole Holm Nielsen. Why is it so difficult to get started with Slurm? An answer from Denmark. (Slides)
  • 10:00 - 10:30 Bjørn-Helge Mevik. Slurm at Abel cluster. The running experience. (Slides)
  • 10:30 - 11:00 Coffee
  • 11:00 - 11:30 Magnus Jonsson. Advanced Slurm: per-job /tmp mount plugin (Slides) and the heterogenous nodes’ setup (Slides).
  • 11:30 - 12:30 Abdulrahman Azab. Running Docker containers in Slurm. (Supporting material on Singularity and Socker)
  • 12:30 - 13:30 Lunch
  • 13:30 - 14:00 Espen Tangen. Slurm site report from Tromsø. (Slides)
  • 14:00 - 14:15 Unconference start. Explaining the principle, proposing the topics, voting on topics.
  • 14:15 - 15:00 Unconference (discussion duration for each topic will be determined by the number of topics and their priority)
  • 15:00 - 15:30 Coffee
  • 15:30 - 17:00 Unconference

Workshop chair:
Dmytro Karpenko

  • Tuesday, May 30, 09:00 - 12:30 (Room: Embla)
  • Tuesday, May 30, 13:30 - 17:00 (Room: Embla)