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AWS Enhanced Networking

From: Rayson Ho <no email>
Date: Wed, 8 Jan 2014 12:52:52 -0500

The Enhanced Networking feature provides much better latency for all
instance types that support it. For the c3.8xlarge instance type,
Enhanced Networking allows the instance to utilize over 95% of the
10Gbit Ethernet bandwidth:

http://blogs.scalablelogic.com/2013/12/enhanced-networking-in-aws-cloud.html
http://blogs.scalablelogic.com/2014/01/enhanced-networking-in-aws-cloud-part-2.html

Rayson

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On Mon, Nov 25, 2013 at 12:42 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
>
> ==================================================
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> http://gridscheduler.sourceforge.net/
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>
>
> 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
>>
>>
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>> http://aws.amazon.com/ec2/faqs/#What_networking_capabilities_are_included_in_this_feature
>>
>>
>>
>> Yuichi Yoshiara
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>>
>>
>> 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.
>>
>>
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>> 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
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>>
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>> 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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