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Known Issues

This page lists known issues on LUMI and any known workarounds.

Job get stuck in CG state

The issue is linked to a missing component in the management software stack. We contacted HPE and are waiting for the problem to be fixed.

Fortran MPI program fails to start

If Fortran based program with MPI fails to start with large number of nodes (such as 512 nodes), add export PMI_NO_PREINITIALIZE=y to your batch script.

MPI job fails with PMI ERROR

To avoid job startup failures with [unset]:_pmi_set_af_in_use:PMI ERROR, add export PMI_SHARED_SECRET="" line to your batch script.

Job out-of-memory issues in standard partition

Some nodes of standard partition are leaking memory over time. A fix to detect these nodes (to restart/clean them) is on its way, but meanwhile one can use a workaround to specify the memory required per node to something that should be available. Use e.g. --mem=225G in your slurm script.

Job crashes because of a faulty node

_When you run into an issue that a job crash on LUMI could have caused by a faulty node, please remember first to question your code and the libraries that it uses. Out-of-memory messages do not always result from a system error. Also, note that segmentation violations are usually application or library errors that will not be solved by rebooting a node.

If you suspect that the job has crashed because of a faulty node:

  • Check whether the node health check procedure has caught the crash and drained the node with the command:

    sinfo -R --nodes=$(sacct -n -j <jobid> --format=nodelist --json | jq -r ".jobs[0].steps[1].nodes.list | .[]" | paste -sd ',')
    sinfo -R --nodes=$(sacct -n -j 123456 --format=nodelist --json | jq -r ".jobs[0].steps[1].nodes.list | .[]"  | paste -sd ',')

  • Send a ticket to LUMI service desk identifying the job id, the error you got, and any other information you could provide to help find the source of the fault.

  • If you want to re-run a job and have a list of nodes to exclude, check the health status of these nodes to see if you could include them again, rather than having an ever-increasing list of nodes to exclude. The command to check health of the nodes on your exclude list is:

    sinfo -R --nodes=<list_of_nodes>
    sinfo -R --nodes=nid[005038,005270]
    Another example:
    sinfo -R --nodes=nid005038,nid005270

  • You might also want to check if a node has been booted since the last time it gave an error. Command to do this is:

    scontrol show node <list_of_nodes> | grep "NodeName\|BootTime" | awk '{print $1}'

  • Also, note that all errors are not due to problems with nodes as such, but might have to do with network issues.