EnginFrame makes life easy for scientists and engineers so they can use HPC resources without having to understand the complexity.

BUT: EnginFrame also makes the local sysadmin a hero by giving them the ability to embed into simple scripts the decisions that lead to determining how and where and when a job gets run.

The use cases are almost endless:

  • decide whether your job bursts to the cloud based on congestion conditions in your on–prem queues
  • figure out if data needs to be moved first before a job can be run
  • decide based on job parameters whether a job is fit for execution in the AWS spot market, or should be run on-prem, or run in on-demand queues.

The workshop we discussed is here: https://hpc.news/efConnectorWorkshop

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