LSF Handbook
A host is an individual computer in the cluster.
Each host may have more than one processor. Multiprocessor hosts are used to run parallel jobs. A multiprocessor host with a single process queue is considered a single machine, while a box full of processors that each have their own process queue is treated as a group of separate machines.


  • lsload — View load on hosts
  • lshosts — View configuration information about hosts in the cluster including number of CPUS, model, type, and whether the host is a client or server
  • bhosts — View batch server hosts in the cluster
    TipThe names of your hosts should be unique. They should not be the same as the cluster name or any queue defined for the cluster.