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Using the CPUs on the GPU nodes is similar to using 'normal' compute nodes on Cori. CPU bindings via -c and --cpu-bind work the same way.


The GPUs are accessible only via srun. They are not visible through normal shell commands. For example:

user@cori02> module load esslurm
user@cori02> salloc -C gpu -N 1 -t 30 --gres=gpu:2 --exclusive -A m1759
salloc: Granted job allocation 12345
salloc: Waiting for resource configuration
salloc: Nodes cgpu02 are ready for job
user@cgpu02:~> nvidia-smi
No devices were found
Even though you reserved 2 GPUs via --gres=gpu:2 in your job allocation, the GPUs are still not visible unless you invoke srun:
user@cgpu02:~> srun nvidia-smi
Thu Mar 14 18:14:00 2019
| NVIDIA-SMI 410.79       Driver Version: 410.79       CUDA Version: 10.0     |
| GPU  Name        Persistence-M| Bus-Id        Disp.A | Volatile Uncorr. ECC |
| Fan  Temp  Perf  Pwr:Usage/Cap|         Memory-Usage | GPU-Util  Compute M. |
|   0  Tesla V100-SXM2...  Off  | 00000000:1A:00.0 Off |                    0 |
| N/A   30C    P0    52W / 300W |      0MiB / 16130MiB |      0%      Default |
|   1  Tesla V100-SXM2...  Off  | 00000000:1B:00.0 Off |                    0 |
| N/A   34C    P0    53W / 300W |      0MiB / 16130MiB |      0%      Default |

| Processes:                                                       GPU Memory |
|  GPU       PID   Type   Process name                             Usage      |
|  No running processes found                                                 |

If you require interactivity with the GPUs within a given srun command (e.g., if you are debugging with cuda-gdb), you can accomplish this by adding the --pty flag to your srun command:

user@cgpu12:~> srun --pty cuda-gdb
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If you omit the --pty flag, the srun command will hang upon reaching the first interactive prompt and never return.