Thanks for the pointer, this is great stuff and I had not seen it before.
I’ve wanted to do something similar for a while now, and it’s becoming even
more important as we loop in GCE. I’ll definitely read through and play with
this and see what we might be able to use, contribute back to, and so on.
On Mon, Jan 26, 2015 at 12:28 PM, Brad Chapman <chapm...@fastmail.com>
> Enis, John and all;
> I spotted ansible-cloudman on GitHub today which reminded me I've been
> meaning to write about the approach we setup late last year to run bcbio
> on AWS. It uses elasticluster (https://github.com/gc3-uzh-ch/elasticluster)
> which has the advantage of being all Ansible scripts and bootstrapping
> from standard images -- so no more making AMIs. It also uses SLURM
> instead of SGE, which is a nice change.
> We wrote an interface that automates all of the stuff you need to setup
> on AWS: IAM users, VPCs and what not. It is a pretty streamlined process
> from the command line, including specifying the cluster size and
> stopping/starting it:
> I also wrote up some benchmarking work using to give an idea of using
> it in practice:
> All of the code is here:
> As always, happy to overlap/share with whatever y'all decide to
> do. We could make bcbio specific stuff optional as needed, although it
> is pretty lightweight -- just the driver scripts and a Docker image of
> bcbio. It's basically a ready to use cluster with this little extra
> added so hopefully could be useful for future plans with CloudMan.
> Hope this is useful,
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