NEW VERSION! 2017.2 of Alces Flight is now available in the AWS Marketplace


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We have just released the latest version of Alces Flight Compute version 2017.2 into the Amazon Marketplace.

This version has a host of new features now on offer, including:

  • The ability to choose the job scheduler* to be configured on your cluster (SLURM, Grid Engine, OpenLava, TORQUE or PBS)
  • Preselect Gridware depots to install on the cluster - speeding your time to science
  • Additional options for formatting and structuring the storage layout of the cluster, including:
    – EBS storage volume type
    – Separating partitions for home and applications directories
    – Setting encryption policies on volumes
    – Configuring local scratch space
  • Extended Alces Gridware Docker features, including:
    – Image sharing
    – Local registries
    – MPI container execution
    – Custom volume mounts
  • The new c5, h1, p3, m5 & x1e AWS instances are now available for selection
  • Flight can be launched in the new AWS region eu-west-3 (Paris)
  • Personal Gridware - install any of the Gridware apps to your user directory
  • New cluster dashboard

To download the latest version of Alces Flight:

Our Alces Flight Documentation has also been updated to reflect the latest release.

If you have any questions about the latest version, drop a response into this post or email us direct at sales@alces-flight.com.

Happy Computing!

*Please note that the Alces Flight Team does not provide support for job schedulers. You will need to purchase this directly through your job scheduler of choice.