We just released version 3.3 of AWS ParallelCluster, and it has a whole bag of new features.

  • instance type allocation diversity in your queues;
  • separation of shred volumes from the cluster lifecycle
  • SLURM ACCOUNTING (this is pretty popular)
  • support for ODCRs (a 70’s progressive rock band ^H^H^H^H^H a way of reserving capacity despite ParallelCluster’s best efforts to reduce your unnecessary usage - it’s honestly needed at times).

Matt Vaughn - our WW Principal Dev Advocate for HPC (@yakshavers) came to Tech Shorts to explain it all to us.

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