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OpenStudio Large Scale Analysis on Clusters Other than EC2

asked 2015-12-09 14:46:10 -0500

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updated 2018-05-19 12:40:18 -0500

We want to run hundreds of thousands of E+ simulations for a parametric study. We have one supercomputer with 6000 cores. But it uses OpenStack architecture, which is different than Amazon AWS. Our IT team says that they won't be able to create a OS-Server on the supercomputer since the framework with Chef, VirtualBox and Vagrant will conflict with our regular operations.

I am thinking of an alternative solution:

  1. Install the OS Server on my local computer to generate the .idf files with OS Server's sampling feature
  2. Copy .idf files to the supercomputer and run the massive E+ simulations there.

Do you think this is feasible? Or can you recommend better solutions?

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answered 2015-12-10 11:03:02 -0500

Yes this is possible and we have done it here at NREL. Email me at Brian.Ball -at- and lets discuss. The answer will be highly specific to your system and once we figure it out we can post an answer here for others to see.

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