AWS ParallelCluster

AWS ParallelCluster

Quickly build HPC compute environments on AWS

AWS ParallelCluster is an AWS-supported open source cluster management tool that makes it easy for you to deploy and manage High Performance Computing (HPC) clusters on AWS. ParallelCluster uses a simple text file to model and provision all the resources needed for your HPC applications in an automated and secure manner. It also supports a variety of job schedulers such as AWS Batch, SGE, Torque, and Slurm for easy job submissions.

AWS ParallelCluster is built on the popular open source CfnCluster project and is released via the Python Package Index (PyPI). ParallelCluster’s source code is hosted on the Amazon Web Services repository on GitHub. AWS ParallelCluster is available at no additional charge, and you pay only for the AWS resources needed to run your applications.


Automatic Resource Scaling

With AWS ParallelCluster, you can use a simple text file to model, provision, and dynamically scale the resources needed for your applications in an automated and secure manner.

Easy Cluster Management

With AWS ParallelCluster you can provision resources in a safe, repeatable manner, allowing you to build and rebuild your infrastructure without the need for manual actions or custom scripts.

Seamless Migration to the Cloud

AWS ParallelCluster supports a wide variety of operating systems and batch schedulers so you can migrate your existing HPC workloads with little to no modifications.

How It Works


Workshop Context

The focus of this workshop is rapidly building elastic-scaling HPC environments. To that end, AWS ParallelCluster is the tool of choice. You will learn the basics of ParallelCluster configuration, workflow for setting up your applications, right-sizing/tuning instances for HPC, and ways to rethink what it means to run HPC applications in a cloud-context.