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Re: [Starcluster] Version of StartCluster with support for Amazon Cluster Compute Images

From: Fred Rotbart <no email>
Date: Thu, 09 Sep 2010 21:04:12 +1000

I have built a StarCluster Cluster Compute AMI based on the Rightscale
CentOS hvm image. It turns out that the Rightscale image did not add
anything relevant to StarCluster over the generic Amazon one so I could
used that one instead.
The image is ami-30b84d59 and has been made public.

The image also includes PLAPACK version 3.2 and PETSc 3.1-p4 together
with matching mpi4py and petsc4py.

On starting up in a StarCluster, the image also exhibits the error
message "mount -t rpc_pipefs sunrpc /var/lib/nfs/rpc_pipefs/" that Dan
Yamins reported in
Likewise it does not seem to affect the running of the cluster.

The cookbook is available in

Note my cookbook generates full config files rather than the more
elegant dynamically editing them.

The Cluster Compute cluster seems to work very well without the flaky
mpi behavior that normal Amazon images exhibit.

- Fred

On 31/08/10 17:22 , Fred Rotbart wrote:
> I have cloned the StarCluster git repository to
> and added support for the Amazon
> Cluster Computer instances.
> This has been tested with boto-2.0b2 and with the Amazon generic Cluster
> Compute hvm AMI ami-7ea24a17 (which is not, of course, StarCluster ready)
> The "start" command has a new feature that if the -x option is used, it
> will restart a stopped one.
> The "stop" command will stop rather than terminate ebs backed instances
> (if they are not spot instances).
> A new 'terminate" command has been added to actually terminate a running
> or stopped cluster.
> Please feel free to try it out and let me know if there are any problems.
> Next challenge is going to be building a StarCluster hvm compatible
> image. If anyone has done this, please let know.
> - Fred
Received on Thu Sep 09 2010 - 07:04:18 EDT
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