Yes, there is ELB built into the latest releases of StarCluster. I wrote it,
so feel free to write me (+ the list) with any questions.
The docs on
haven't been updated in a while. There is a documentation page on
starcluster in the code base, see
That doc should have all of the information you need, and is readable in
Typically, this is how I fire up the load balancer:
starcluster bal <cluster_tag> -m <MAX_NODES you want> -n <MIN_NODES you
It will poll the cluster every 60 seconds and make decisions. The decisions
are described in load_balancer.rst. There is a visualizer which makes 6
graphs with matplotlib to show you how many nodes are working, how many jobs
are running, queued, avg load, etc, but the visualizer still needs a little
bit of work.
Hope that helps, and feel free to send back questions.
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> Date: Thu, 27 Jan 2011 11:40:00 -0800
> Subject: [StarCluster] Starcluster and elastic load balancing
> Online it says Starcluster has Elastic Load Balancing built into the
> latest code
> version at Github. How would I go about using this? How does
> it work, e.g.
> when does it fire up new nodes and when does it shut them down?
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