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Re: MIT StarCluster and the new C3 instances

From: Sergio Mafra <no email>
Date: Wed, 27 Nov 2013 16:47:21 -0200

Im a little confused about the c3.8xlarge instance.
Despite all documentation that tell us that this runs on a 1 Gb network,
AWS told me today that it really runs on a 10 Gb network...
Does anybody has more info on that?



On Mon, Nov 25, 2013 at 3:42 PM, Rayson Ho <raysonlogin_at_gmail.com> wrote:

> Thanks Sergio, I check the docs the day when c3 was announced, there's
> no mention of placement group support for c3. I think I was reading
> the older version of the doc.
>
> Yuichi, we can't take advantage of SR-IOV (yet) as we don't run in a VPC.
>
> Rayson
>
> ==================================================
> Open Grid Scheduler - The Official Open Source Grid Engine
> http://gridscheduler.sourceforge.net/
> http://gridscheduler.sourceforge.net/GridEngine/GridEngineCloud.html
>
>
> On Mon, Nov 25, 2013 at 9:39 AM, Yoshiara, Yuichi <yoshiara_at_amazon.co.jp>
> wrote:
> >
> > Hi Sergio,
> >
> >
> >
> > There is a new feature called Enhanced Networking which is available in
> C3 instances.
> >
> > Please read through the link below and see if it helps you.
> >
> >
> >
> >
> http://docs.aws.amazon.com/AWSEC2/latest/UserGuide/enhanced-networking.html
> >
> >
> >
> >
> http://aws.amazon.com/ec2/faqs/#What_networking_capabilities_are_included_in_this_feature
> >
> >
> >
> > Yuichi Yoshiara
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > From: starcluster-bounces_at_mit.edu [mailto:starcluster-bounces_at_mit.edu]
> On Behalf Of Sergio Mafra
> > Sent: Monday, November 25, 2013 8:16 PM
> > To: Rayson Ho; starcluster_at_mit.edu
> > Subject: Re: [StarCluster] MIT StarCluster and the new C3 instances
> >
> >
> >
> > Hi Rayson,
> >
> >
> >
> > I noticed that StarCluster didnt allocate a placement group for C3
> instances and did it by myself in the code.
> >
> > But this was not helpfull since C3 instances uses high throughput insted
> of the 10 giga network.
> >
> > In my tests, using C3 or CC2 in a cluster config where MPI is required
> will be equal to same processing time.
> >
> > Hope that AWS put them on 10 Giga net in the near future.
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > Compute optimized
> >
> > c3.8xlarge
> >
> > 64-bit
> >
> > Intel Xeon E5-2680
> >
> > 32
> >
> > 108
> >
> > 60.00
> >
> > 640 GB (2 x 320 SSD)
> >
> > -
> >
> > 240
> >
> > High
> >
> > Compute optimized
> >
> > cc2.8xlarge
> >
> > 64-bit
> >
> > Intel Xeon E5-2670
> >
> > 32
> >
> > 88
> >
> > 60.50
> >
> > 3370 GB (4 x 840)
> >
> > -
> >
> > 240
> >
> > 10 Gigabit
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > On Mon, Nov 18, 2013 at 7:13 PM, Sergio Mafra <sergiohmafra_at_gmail.com>
> wrote:
> >
> > Hi Rayson,
> >
> >
> >
> > Ill try to do that.
> >
> >
> >
> > All best,
> >
> >
> >
> > Sergio
> >
> >
> >
> > On Mon, Nov 18, 2013 at 1:27 PM, Rayson Ho <raysonlogin_at_gmail.com>
> wrote:
> >
> > It's in the development branch:
> >
> > https://github.com/jtriley/StarCluster/pull/325
> >
> > It's a few lines of code, and you can merge the changes into your
> > local version very easily.
> >
> > Rayson
> >
> > ==================================================
> > Open Grid Scheduler - The Official Open Source Grid Engine
> > http://gridscheduler.sourceforge.net/
> > http://gridscheduler.sourceforge.net/GridEngine/GridEngineCloud.html
> >
> >
> >
> > On Mon, Nov 18, 2013 at 8:29 AM, Sergio Mafra <sergiohmafra_at_gmail.com>
> wrote:
> > > Hi everyone,
> > >
> > > I attended AWS Re:Invent this year and liked a lot. Right place to go.
> > > AWS announced there the new C3 family of HPC instances.
> > > Im anxious to test them in my models but I understand that
> StarCluster must
> > > take aware of them in the code.
> > > So when will be the C3s available?
> > >
> > > All the best,
> > >
> > > Sergio Mafra
> > >
> >
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> >
> >
> >
> >
>
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