acct_gather.conf is an ASCII file which defines parameters used by Slurm's acct_gather related plugins. The file location can be modified at system build time using the DEFAULT_SLURM_CONF parameter or at execution time by setting the SLURM_CONF environment variable. The file will always be located in the same directory as the slurm.conf file.

Parameter names are case insensitive. Any text following a "#" in the configuration file is treated as a comment through the end of that line. The size of each line in the file is limited to 1024 characters. Changes to the configuration file take effect upon restart of SLURM daemons, daemon receipt of the SIGHUP signal, or execution of the command "scontrol reconfigure" unless otherwise noted.

The following acct_gather.conf parameters are defined to control the general behavior of various plugins in SLURM.

The acct_gather.conf file is different than other Slurm .conf files. Each plugin defines which options are available. So if you do not load the respective plugin for an option that option will appear to be unknown by Slurm and could cause Slurm not to load. If you decide to change plugin types you might also have to change the related options as well.


Options used for AcctGatherEnergyType/ipmi are as follows:


This parameter is the number of seconds between BMC access samples.


If set to "yes", the consumption between the last BMC access sample and a step consumption update is approximated to get more accurate task consumption. The adjustment is made at the step start and each time the consumption is updated, including the step end. The approximations are not accumulated, only the first and last adjustments are used to calculated the consumption. The default is "no".


This parameter is optional. If the parameter is included, the plugin searches the node for a "watt" sensor with the number specified by <number>. If a matching sensor is found, that sensor is used for power data. If no matching sensor is found, a value of zero is returned for power data. If the parameter is omitted, the plugin will use the first "watt" sensor it finds.

The following acct_gather.conf parameters are defined to control the IPMI config default values for libipmiconsole.


Specify BMC Username.


Specify BMC Password.


Options used for AcctGatherProfileType/hdf5 are as follows:


This parameter is the path to the shared folder into which the acct_gather_profile plugin will write detailed data (usually as an HDF5 file). The directory is assumed to be on a file system shared by the controller and all compute nodes. This is a required parameter.


A comma delimited list of data types to be collected for each job submission. Allowed values are:


All data types are collected. (Cannot be combined with other values.)


No data types are collected. This is the default. (Cannot be combined with other values.)


Energy data is collected.


Lustre file system data is collected. Currently only the Lustre filesystem is supported.


Network (InfiniBand) data is collected.


Task (I/O, Memory, ...) data is collected.


Options used for AcctGatherInfinbandType/ofed are as follows:


This parameter represents the port number of the local Infiniband card that we are willing to monitor. The default port is 1.



# Slurm acct_gather configuration file


# Parameters for AcctGatherEnergy/impi plugin




# Parameters for AcctGatherProfileType/hdf5 plugin


# Parameters for AcctGatherInfiniband/ofed plugin



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