Internet2 CLASS Capstone Project, HPC-GCP Team
It is convenient to deploy an HPC cluster on the GCP cloud using terraform scripts. The scripts are inside the directory slurm-gcp. You need to edit the scripts - basic.tfvars and main.tf. For a basic deployment, it is sufficient to redefine a few variables such as project name, cluster name, etc. Of course, you can fine tune the variables and scripts to fit your needs.
- Create a GCP Project (for example, class-capstone)
- Go to API services and enable the API for compute engines and deployment manager
- Start the cloud shell (If you set up the environment for gcloud shell or sdk on your laptop, you can use your development environment in place of cloud shell)
- Clone the gcp repo: git clone https://github.com/SchedMD/slurm-gcp.git
- Go to the directory slurm-gcp/tf/examples
- Make a copy of the basic example.
cp basic.tfvar.example basic.tfvar
- Edit the basics.tfvar file. Add a line “project = class-capstone” (or any name you like)
- Open main.tf, and make sure that the bash variable
sourcerefers to the correct path
- Initialize terraform
- Start the HPC cluster.
terraform apply -var-file=basic.tfvars.
- Go to your GCP dashboard and check the compute engines. You should see the controller and the login node up and running.
- SSH into the login node and check the slurm status (
sinfo) or run some test jobs.
Note that the minimal disk-size is 20 GB to accommodate the size of the VM. If you wan’t more than 20 GB, that’s okay.
The above steps are explained in the document page: https://cloud.google.com/architecture/deploying-slurm-cluster-compute-engine