Posted On: Oct 24, 2019

Starting today, you can now specify allocation strategies in AWS Batch, allowing customers to choose two additional methods for AWS Batch to allocate compute resources. These strategies allow customers to factor in throughput as well as price when deciding how AWS Batch should scale instances on their behalf.  

Customers can make tradeoffs between throughput and price by leveraging two additional AWS Batch allocation strategies, allowing Batch to react to changes in capacity for given instance types, as well as Spot interruption. Fault-tolerant workloads can choose to have Batch scale according to likelihood of Spot interruption with the Spot capacity-optimized strategy, which chooses instance types Spot is less likely to reclaim.

To learn more about using allocation strategies with Batch please visit this page.