About user groups

User groups act as aliases for lists of users. The administrator can also limit the total number of running jobs belonging to a user or a group of users.

You can define user groups in LSF in several ways:

  • Use existing user groups in the configuration files

  • Create LSF-specific user groups

  • Use an external executable to retrieve user group members

If desired, you can use all three methods, provided the user and group names are different.