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Re: Spot cluster - head node as spot instance

From: Olivier Grisel <no email>
Date: Mon, 21 Jan 2013 11:28:08 +0100

2013/1/21 Ed Morris <>:
> Hi.
> Does anyone know if it is possible to specify the head node as a spot
> instance when creating a spot cluster, as well as the compute nodes?
> In the manual, it states that the head node is specified as an on-demand
> instance for cluster stability, however, the way we use it, this is not
> required and we'd like to access the greater cost savings by having the
> entire cluster as spot instances.

You can use the --force-spot-master flag to launch the master node as
a spot instance:

starcluster start --force-spot-master -b 0.1 -c clustertemplate clustername

Olivier -
Received on Mon Jan 21 2013 - 05:28:32 EST
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