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HTC-Grid

The high throughput compute grid project (HTC-Grid) is a container based cloud native HPC/Grid environment. The project provides a reference architecture that can be used to build and adapt a modern High throughput compute solution using underlying AWS services, allowing users to submit high volumes of short and long running tasks and scaling environments dynamically.

Warning: This project is an Open Source (Apache 2.0 License), not a supported AWS Service offering.

When should I use HTC-Grid ?

HTC-Grid should be used when the following criteria are meet:

  1. A high task throughput is required (from 250 to 10,000+ tasks per second).
  2. The tasks are loosely coupled.
  3. Variable workloads (tasks with heterogeneous execution times) are expected and the solution needs to dynamically scale with the load.

When should I not use the HTC-Grid ?

HTC-Grid might not be the best choice if :

  1. The required task throughput is below 250 tasks per second: Use AWS Batch instead.
  2. The tasks are tightly coupled, or use MPI. Consider using either AWS Parallel Cluster or AWS Batch Multi-Node workloads instead
  3. The tasks uses third party licensed software.

How do I use HTC-Grid ?

The full documentation of the HTC grid can be accessed here https://awslabs.github.io/aws-htc-grid/