Posted On: Mar 4, 2020

AWS ParallelCluster is a fully supported and maintained open source cluster management tool that makes it easy for scientists, researchers, and IT administrators to deploy and manage High Performance Computing (HPC) clusters in the AWS cloud. HPC clusters are collections of tightly coupled compute, storage, and networking resources that enable customers to run large scale scientific and engineering workloads.

Significant feature enhancements to this latest release of ParallelCluster include:

CloudWatch Logs: AWS ParallelCluster now integrates natively with CloudWatch to send HPC cluster and job scheduler logs to CloudWatch. Within CloudWatch, users can more easily search and inspect all of their logs in a single place, making cluster monitoring and observability easier than ever before.


Graphical remote desktop visualization: AWS ParallelCluster now supports NICE DCV natively, allowing customers to connect to their HPC clusters through a remote desktop run in their web browser when using the Ubuntu 18 operating system. Among other benefits, this simplifies steps related to remote visualization as part of post-processing steps.

Amazon Linux 2: Customers can now choose Amazon Linux 2 as their base operating system of choice to run their clusters. As with other operating systems supported by ParallelCluster, you can choose your operating system using the base_os configuration option and can also choose to create and use your own custom AMI built on top of Amazon Linux 2. Amazon Linux 2 support also includes compatibility with all of ParallelCluster’s supported schedulers and NICE DCV for remote visualization.

AWS ParallelCluster is available at no additional charge, and you pay only for the AWS resources needed to run your applications. AWS ParallelCluster is released via the Python Package Index (PyPI). AWS ParallelCluster’s source code is hosted under the Amazon Web Services repository on GitHub, where you can learn how to launch your own HPC cluster on AWS. 

For more detail you can find the complete release notes for the latest version of AWS ParallelCluster here