[ANN] Elasticluster 1.0.1, a tool for cluster provisioning in the cloud

riccardo.murri at gmail.com riccardo.murri at gmail.com
Thu Jul 18 23:37:33 CEST 2013

The Grid Computing Competence Center (GC3) is pleased to announce
release 1.0.1 of Elasticluster.

Elasticluster is a Python tool to automate the creation, configuration
and management of clusters of virtual machines hosted on a cloud.  It
can provision clusters on Amazon's Elastic Compute Cloud EC2 and
compatible ones, like OpenStack.

Elasticluster leverages the Ansible automation framework to deploy and
configure software on the virtual cluster.  Any Ansible playbook can
in principle be used with Elasticluster; the default distribution
contains recipes for:

* Hadoop clusters with HDFS
* HPC clusters based on SLURM, SGE, or PBS
* storage clusters running Ceph, GlusterFS or PVFS

A video demoes the basic features of Elasticluster setting up a SLURM
compute cluster: http://youtu.be/cR3C7XCSMmA

The code is available from PyPI and GitHub.  If you are interested,
please visit http://gc3-uzh-ch.github.io/elasticluster/ or get in
touch with us at elasticluster at googlegroups.com.

Kind regards,
(for the Grid Computing Competence Center)
Riccardo Murri

Riccardo Murri

Grid Computing Competence Centre
University of Zurich
Winterthurerstrasse 190, CH-8057 Zürich (Switzerland)
Tel: +41 44 635 4222
Fax: +41 44 635 6888

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