I am very interested in your work on the elastic load balancing; I do
remember that you posted some graphs on early results in the past and that
you were working on your MSc thesis.
In fact, this new feature will be critical for my current research requiring
about 3~400 independent simulation runs and I do highly appreciate your
great contribution to the StarCluster.
By the way, I wonder whether you have published your work in any
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On Fri, Jan 28, 2011 at 6:31 PM, Rajat Banerjee <rbanerj_at_fas.harvard.edu>wrote:
> Hi Archie,
> 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
> plain text.
> 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.
> Rajat Banerjee
> On Fri, Jan 28, 2011 at 12:29 PM, <starcluster-request_at_mit.edu> wrote:
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>> 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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