Posted On: Aug 30, 2023

AWS ParallelCluster 3.7 is now generally available. Key features in this release are support for Ubuntu 22 and support for login nodes, which enable customers to decouple user access from cluster’s head-node and de-risks the depletion of head-node resources because of excessive user-activity. Other important features in this release include:

  1. Support for a new scaling model that ensures that all Amazon EC2 instances needed by a job are launched together, ensuring no idle instances while scaling resources.
  2. Support for Amazon File Cache- a high-speed cache on AWS that makes it easier to process file data, regardless of where it’s stored.
  3. Define Amazon EC2 instance type priorities for a ParallelCluster job-queue by defining node weights.

For more details on the release, review the AWS ParallelCluster 3.7 release notes.

AWS ParallelCluster is a fully-supported and maintained open-source cluster management tool that enables R&D customers and their IT administrators to operate high-performance computing (HPC) clusters on AWS. AWS ParallelCluster is designed to automatically and securely provision cloud resources into elastically-scaling HPC clusters capable of running scientific, engineering, and machine-learning (ML/AI) workloads at scale on AWS.

AWS ParallelCluster is available at no additional charge in the AWS Regions listed here, and you pay only for the AWS resources needed to run your applications. To learn more about launching HPC clusters on AWS, visit the AWS ParallelCluster User Guide. To start using ParallelCluster, see the installation instructions for ParallelCluster UI and CLI.