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       sbcast - transmit a file to the nodes allocated to a Slurm job.


       sbcast [-CfFjpstvV] SOURCE DEST


       sbcast  is  used  to  transmit a file to all nodes allocated to the currently active Slurm
       job.  This command should only be executed from within a Slurm batch  job  or  within  the
       shell  spawned  after  a Slurm job's resource allocation.  SOURCE is the name of a file on
       the current node.  DEST should be the fully qualified pathname for the  file  copy  to  be
       created  on  each  node.   If a fully qualified pathname is not provided, the file will be
       created in the directory specified in the SbcastParameters  parameter  in  the  slurm.conf
       file  (if  available)  otherwise  it will be created in the current working directory from
       which the sbcast command is invoked.  DEST should be on a file system local to that  node.
       Note  that  parallel  file systems may provide better performance than sbcast can provide,
       although performance will vary by file size, degree of parallelism, and network type.


       -C [library], --compress[=library]
              Compress the file being transmitted.  The  optional  argument  specifies  the  data
              compression  library  to be used.  Supported values are "lz4" (default), "none" and
              "zlib".  Some compression libraries  may  be  unavailable  on  some  systems.   The
              default  compression  library  (and  enabling compression itself) may be set in the
              slurm.conf file using the SbcastParameter option.

       -f, --force
              If the destination file already exists, replace it.

       -F number, --fanout=number
              Specify the fanout of messages used for file transfer.  Maximum value is  currently

       -j jobID[.stepID], --jobid=jobID[.stepID]
              Specify  the job ID to use with optional step ID.  If run inside an allocation this
              is unneeded as the job ID will read from the environment.

       -p, --preserve
              Preserves modification times, access times, and modes from the original file.

       -s size, --size=size
              Specify the block size used for file broadcast.  The size can have a suffix of k or
              m  for  kilobytes or megabytes respectively (defaults to bytes).  This size subject
              to rounding and range limits to maintain good performance.  The  default  value  is
              the  file  size  or  8MB,  whichever  is smaller.  This value may need to be set on
              systems with very limited memory.

       -t seconds, fB--timeout=seconds
              Specify the message timeout in seconds.  The default  value  is  MessageTimeout  as
              reported  by "scontrol show config".  Setting a higher value may be necessitated by
              relatively slow I/O performance on the compute node disks.

       -v, --verbose
              Provide detailed event logging through program execution.

       -V, --version
              Print version information and exit.


       Some sbcast options may be set via environment variables.   These  environment  variables,
       along with their corresponding options, are listed below. (Note: Command line options will
       always override these settings.)

       SBCAST_COMPRESS     -C, --compress

       SBCAST_FANOUT       -F number, fB--fanout=number

       SBCAST_FORCE        -f, --force

       SBCAST_PRESERVE     -p, --preserve

       SBCAST_SIZE         -s size, --size=size

       SBCAST_TIMEOUT      -t seconds, fB--timeout=seconds

       SLURM_CONF          The location of the Slurm configuration file.


       When using the Slurm db, users who have AdminLevel's defined (Operator or Admin) and users
       who  are  account  coordinators  are  given the authority to invoke sbcast on other user's


       Using a batch script, transmit local file my.prog to /tmp/my.proc on the local  nodes  and
       then execute it.

       > cat my.job
       sbcast my.prog /tmp/my.prog
       srun /tmp/my.prog

       > sbatch --nodes=8 my.job
       srun: jobid 12345 submitted


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