Load Balancing vs. Job Launcher

The Job Launcher is another method supported by RStudio Workbench to achieve increased capacity by allowing sessions to run using a compatible computing infrastructure (i.e. Slurm, and Kubernetes). However, the Job Launcher does not aim to provide higher availability. At least two RStudio Workbench nodes in a load balancing configuration are still required to provide service continuity in failover scenarios.


The Job Launcher itself can have its own load balancing strategy in place. See the loading balancing section in the Job Launcher documentation for more details.