[IPython-dev] SciPy Sprint summary

Justin Riley justin.t.riley@gmail....
Thu Jul 15 15:40:02 CDT 2010


Brian,

> I was quite excited with Amazon's announcement that they were
> adding a new HPC instance type.  Sounds killer.

Same here, this is very exciting. The new HPC instance type packs a
serious punch especially with regards to network latency between
machines which has really been the main problem for folks running MPI on
EC2. I'll be working on getting support for the new HPC instance type in
StarCluster soon.

~Justin


On 07/15/2010 01:34 PM, Brian Granger wrote:
> Justin,
> 
> Thanks for the post.  You should also know that it looks like someone
> is going to add native SGE support to ipcluster for 0.10.1.  This
> should allow the starting of the engines on the compute nodes using
> SGE.  I was quite excited with Amazon's announcement that they were
> adding a new HPC instance type.  Sounds killer.
> 
> Cheers,
> 
> Brian
> 
> On Thu, Jul 15, 2010 at 7:49 AM, Justin Riley <justin.t.riley@gmail.com> wrote:
>> On 07/14/2010 01:05 AM, Brian Granger wrote:
>>> Hello all,
>>>
>>> We wanted to updated everyone on the IPython sprint at SciPy 2010.  We
>>> had lots of people sprinting on IPython (something like 7-10), which
>>> was fantastic.  Here are some highlights:
>>>
>>
>> Also just wanted to mention, for those using the EC2 cloud, that during
>> SciPy I also added a new plugin to the StarCluster project
>> (http://web.mit.edu/starcluster) that will automatically configure and
>> launch ipcluster on EC2:
>>
>> http://github.com/jtriley/StarCluster/blob/master/starcluster/plugins/ipcluster.py
>>
>> The ipcluster plugin will be released in the next version coming out soon.
>>
>> <plug>
>> For those unfamiliar, StarCluster creates/configures scientific
>> computing clusters on EC2. The clusters launched have MPI and Sun Grid
>> Engine as well as NumPy/SciPy installations compiled against an
>> ATLAS/LAPACK that has been optimized for the 8-core instance types.</plug>
>>
>> Thanks,
>>
>> ~Justin
>>
> 
> 
> 



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