Operating Systems

  • FreeBSD — Limited support, not actively tested.
  • Linux — Slurm has been thoroughly tested on most popular Linux distributions using arm64 (aarch64), ppc64, and x86_64 architectures. Some features are limited to recent releases and newer Linux kernel versions. Currently supported distributions include:
    • Cray Linux Environment 7
    • Debian 10 (Buster)
    • Debian 11 (Bullseye)
    • Debian 12 (Bookworm)
    • RedHat Enterprise Linux 7 (RHEL7), CentOS 7, Scientific Linux 7
    • RedHat Enterprise Linux 8 (RHEL8) and RHEL8 derivatives
    • RedHat Enterprise Linux 9 (RHEL9) and RHEL9 derivatives
    • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) 12
    • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) 15
    • Ubuntu 18.04
    • Ubuntu 20.04
    • Ubuntu 22.04
    • Ubuntu 23.04
  • NetBSD — Limited support, not actively tested.
  • macOS — Slurm has run on macOS in the past, but does not currently. It should be possible to fix this with some adjustments to linker and compiler flags, and any patches would be appreciated.


Slurm will be built with support for MySQL if it finds supported development libraries at build time. Although it is possible to build Slurm against older versions of MySQL, it is not recommended. SchedMD recommends you use a currently supported version of MySQL or MariaDB.

NOTE: If you have an existing Slurm accounting database and plan to upgrade your database server to MariaDB 10.2.1 (or newer) from a pre-10.2.1 version or from any version of MySQL, please contact SchedMD for assistance.


Slurm has optional support for managing a variety of accelerator cards. Specific plugins have been developed for:

  • gres/gpu — AutoDetect=nvml enables autodetection of NVIDIA GPUs through their proprietary NVML library. AutoDetect=rsmi enables autodetection of AMD GPUs through their proprietary RSMI library (tested on x86_64 and arm64). AutoDetect=oneapi enables autodetection of Intel GPUs through their proprietary oneAPI library. AutoDetect=nrt enables autodetection of AWS Trainium/Inferentia devices.
  • gres/mps — NVIDIA CUDA Multi-Process Service provides ways to share GPUs between multiple compute processes
  • gres/shard — Generic mechanism that provides a way to share GPUs between multiple compute processes

Last modified 10 January 2023