Posted On: Aug 16, 2022

Amazon ParallelCluster 3.2 release is now available in Amazon Web Services China (Beijing) Region, operated by Sinnet and Amazon Web Services China (Ningxia) Region, operated by Ningxia Western Cloud Data Technology Co Ltd (NWCD). Amazon 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 Amazon Web Services 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 in Amazon ParallelCluster 3.2 include:

  1. Multiple file systems mounts. Customers can now mount up to 20 Amazon FSx and 20 Amazon EFS existing file systems to a single cluster. 
  2.  Memory-aware job scheduling with Slurm. Customers can now leverage Slurm’s memory-based scheduling functionality to specify memory requirements on job submission, and control placement of compute instances that match those memory requirements.
  3. Extending flexibility to dynamically update clusters. Customers can now dynamically update job queue properties such as AMI without having to stop and start their clusters. For example, through a simple CLI command, you can hot swap an AMI while controlling the cycling of compute nodes. 

Amazon ParallelCluster is available at no additional cost, and you pay only for the Amazon Web Services resources needed to run your applications. Learn how to launch an HPC cluster using Amazon ParallelCluster here.

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