IBM Spectrum LSF

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
  (Redirected from Platform LSF)
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Developer(s)IBM (current)
Platform Computing (former)
Stable release
10.2.0 ([1]) / October 2017 (January 16, 2018)
Operating systemUnix, Linux, Windows
TypeJob scheduler
WebsiteIBM Platform Computing

IBM Spectrum LSF (LSF, originally Platform Load Sharing Facility) is a workload management platform, job scheduler, for distributed high performance computing (HPC) by IBM.


It can be used to execute batch jobs on networked Unix and Windows systems on many different architectures.[2][3] LSF was based on the Utopia research project at the University of Toronto.[4]

In 2007, Platform released Platform Lava, which is a simplified version of LSF based on an old version of LSF release, licensed under GNU General Public License v2.[5] The project was discontinued in 2011, succeeded by OpenLava.

In January, 2012, Platform Computing was acquired by IBM.[6] The product is now called IBM Spectrum LSF.


  1. ^ "IBM Spectrum LSF Process Manager V10.2.0 Fix Pack 7 (509662) Readme". Retrieved 2019-04-17.
  2. ^ Michael R. Ault, Mike Ault, Madhu Tumma, and Ranko Mosic (2004). Oracle 10g Grid & Real Application Clusters. Rampant TechPress. p. 24. ISBN 9780974435541.CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link)
  3. ^ Goering, Richard (March 8, 1999). "Load sharing brings kudos". EE Times Online. Retrieved 2007-11-12. LSF ... enables load sharing by distributing jobs to available CPUs in heterogeneous networks ... but don't tell them that; they'll just want to raise their prices
  4. ^ "Utopia: A Load Sharing Facility for Large, Heterogeneous Distributed Computer Systems". John Wiley & Sons. CiteSeerX Cite journal requires |journal= (help)
  5. ^ "Platform Lava". Archived from the original on 2011-04-21. Retrieved 2011-03-25.
  6. ^ IBM Closes on Acquisition of Platform Computing