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I wonder, what percentage of the launch time do you think is spend
configuring the nodes?
On Fri, Oct 28, 2011 at 4:57 AM, Paolo Di Tommaso <Paolo.DiTommaso_at_crg.eu>wrote:
> Dear All,
> I'm still struggling with this problem with large cluster that requires so
> long time to be launched.
> I think that some improvements are possible having a better multithread
> handling, but I'm not a Python guru, so I cannot say about that in details.
> Anyway I'm looking for a more "radical" approach. My idea is to launch a
> 2-node cluster, save the master and slave nodes as two separate AMIs and use
> these to deploy a cluster of any size without having to install and
> configure everything from scratch (NFS, SGE, password less access, etc) but
> modifying only what is changed.
> So my questions is: which are the "delta" in the configuration files
> between two different cluster instances of X and Y nodes ?
> Knowing this it could be quite easy write a StarCluster plugin that will
> apply only these changes, achieving a much more faster launch time.
> Thank you,
> Paolo Di Tommaso
> Software Engineer
> Comparative Bioinformatics Group
> Centre de Regulacio Genomica (CRG)
> Dr. Aiguader, 88
> 08003 Barcelona, Spain
> On Oct 20, 2011, at 9:48 PM, Rayson Ho wrote:
> > ----- Original Message -----
> >> However, if one can wrap around the real
> > ssh with a fake ssh script that sleeps 30 seconds and then runs the
> > real
> >> ssh, then we can see how good (or bad) the Workerpool handles long
> > latency commands - and we will start from
> >> there to optimize the launch
> > performance.
> > Replying to myself - after quickly reading the code...
> > StarCluster uses Paramiko instead of executing ssh, so wrapping around a
> long latency ssh script won't work.
> > And there are quite a lot of discussions about issues with multithreaded
> programs that call Paramiko -- just google: Paramiko+multithreading
> > Rayson
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