Creating a filesystem in AWS ParallelCluster is easy, we can directly specify the filesystem type, options and mount location. This gives several advantages over creating the filesystem outside of AWS ParallelCluster:
In the lab, we setup the filesystem with the following options:
|FSx Lustre Parameter
|Data Compression both lowers storage size and increases throughput, set this to
PERSISTENT_2. I reccomend using persistent as opposed to scratch when mounting through AWS ParallelCluster. Scratch is ideal for per-job filesystems.
1000 MB/s/TiB of throughput.