AWS Auto Scaling
A step-by-step instruction how to create a slurm cluster on AWS with auto-scaling possibility
a) upgrade your pip: pip install --upgrade pip
b) install aws client: pip install awscli
c) pip install aws-parallelcluster
d) prepare your aws_access_key_id and aws_secret_access_key.
Those can be found in "My Security Credentials -> Access keys (access key ID and secret access key)" section.
If you haven't got it yet, press "Create New Access Key" and follow the instructions.
aws configure Access Key ID [None]: _YOUR_ACCESS_KEY_ID_ AWS Secret Access Key [None]: _YOUR_SECRET_ACCESS_KEY_ this will be stored in .aws/credentials
e) parallel cluster configuration
NB: We use AWS Region us-east-1, which corresponds to N.Virginia.
You are welcome to re-consider this choice.
Allowed values for AWS Region ID: 1. ap-northeast-1 2. ap-northeast-2 3. ap-south-1 4. ap-southeast-1 5. ap-southeast-2 6. ca-central-1 7. eu-central-1 8. eu-north-1 9. eu-west-1 10. eu-west-2 11. eu-west-3 12. sa-east-1 13. us-east-1 14. us-east-2 15. us-west-1 16. us-west-2 AWS Region ID [us-east-1]:
Network & Security -> Key Pairs -> Create New Pair Allowed values for EC2 Key Pair Name: 1. EC2_v1 EC2 Key Pair Name [EC2_v1]: Allowed values for Scheduler: 1. sge 2. torque 3. slurm 4. awsbatch Scheduler [slurm]: Allowed values for Scheduler: 1. sge 2. torque 3. slurm 4. awsbatch Scheduler [slurm]: Minimum cluster size (instances) : Maximum cluster size (instances) : Master instance type [t2.micro]: Compute instance type [t2.micro]: Automate VPC creation? (y/n) [n]: Allowed values for VPC ID: 1. vpc-579d8e2d | 0 subnets inside VPC ID [vpc-579d8e2d]: Allowed values for Network Configuration: 1. Master in a public subnet and compute fleet in a private subnet 2. Master and compute fleet in the same public subnet Network Configuration [Master in a public subnet and compute fleet in a private subnet]: 1