Q&A: How AWS Autoscaling and ClearML Work

One part of ClearML that often flies under the radar is the autoscaler for AWS. True, all the ‘cool kids’ are using GCP or DigitalOcean these days. This said, I do still have a soft spot for “the original” provider – AWS. I know that isn’t cool but, there you go.

The autoscalar does handle ‘normal git’ fine for checking out your code. Setup a read-only deployment token and you are golden. Sadly we don’t support 2 factor authentication. That would require us knowing some one time recovery secrets, or something equally messy. The sane way is via a deployment token. Entering this token for the git password, and of course your git username, into clearml.conf should be enough.

I suspect before too long, we will have GCP autoscaler as well as Azure and friends. Of course, this depends on customer demand. We are currently a small team, and there is only so much we can do.

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