Deployment of AWS cluster with custom odyhpc AMIs
These lines provide instructions on how to launch HPC clusters using custom AMIs from odyhpc. It is meant to be a complement to the official AWS ParallelCluster documentation (https://docs.aws.amazon.com/parallelcluster/), which describes exhaustively all AWS ParallelCluster features. If you are familiar with AWS ParallelCluster, many of these steps will be familiar. If this is your first venture with AWS ParallelCluster, enjoy the journey and follow these instructions to get you started. Launching an HPC cluster is more involved than launching a single instance so feel free to contact us at any time or schedule a video conference if you would prefer a walk-through the different steps.
The process of launching an HPC cluster can be divided into several steps:
i) Preliminary steps
ii) Cluster design
iii) Launching the cluster and connecting to it
iv) Submitting jobs to the cluster scheduler
v) Using the master instance for high-performance display
vi) Monitoring the cluster
The basic functions are easy to complete and will get your cluster up and running in a relatively short period of time.