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Re: Local master node

From: MacMullan IV, Hugh <no email>
Date: Thu, 17 Mar 2016 15:08:15 +0000

I agree: you can shut that node down while the cluster is running, too.

-----Original Message-----
From: [] On Behalf Of Cedar McKay
Sent: Thursday, March 17, 2016 11:00 AM
To: Adrian Draghici <>
Subject: Re: [StarCluster] Local master node

A t2.nano costs about 2/3 of a penny per hour. In my opinion it's not worth doing any extra engineering effort to avoid that cost.


> On Mar 17, 2016, at 7:45 AM, Adrian Draghici <> wrote:
> Hi all,
> I’m currently trying to find a way to start and manage a Starcluster fleet from machines where installing Starcluster itself is not an option.
> One way of doing this could be snapshotting the standard AMI with the Starcluster tool installed and then manually bring up an instance from this snapshot. The newly brought up instance will now be a coordinator node that can take commands to manage a cluster. However, I would need this node to also be the master in order to avoid having the overhead of one extra box.
> Is there any option for allowing the machine starting the cluster to also be the master (assuming it’s also in EC2)?
> I’ve seen slight variations of this question asked before here, but with no definitive answer. I would also really appreciate any other ideas on how to solve this!
> Thanks,
> Adrian
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