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Compute Classes

Compute classes are a way of defining scheduling for the applications running on Acorn. They allow you to define Affinities, Tolerations, and Resource Requirements for the Pods that applications will run on.

Project Compute Classes

A Project Compute Class is associated to a single project. Any apps in that project will have access to the compute class and its configurations. Project Compute Classes in different projects won't interfere with each other, so you can have a Project Compute Class in different projects with the same name and different parameters.

Here is an example of a Project Compute Class with all its configurable fields.

kind: ProjectComputeClass
default: true # If no class is given for a workload, the default is chosen. Only one default per project.
description: A short description of the compute class
name: workload-class-name
namespace: project-namespace
min: 1Gi
max: 2Gi
default: 1Gi # This default overrides the install-wide memory default
values: # Specific values that are only allowed to be used. Default must be included in these values and max/min cannot be set.
- 1.5Gi
cpuScaler: 1 # This is used as a ratio of how many VCPUs to schedule per Gibibyte of memory. In this case it is 1 to 1.
priorityClassName: foo # The priority class to use for Pods
tolerations: # The same toleration fields for Pods
- key: "foo"
operator: "Equal"
value: "bar"
effect: "NoSchedule"
affinity: # The same affinity fields for Pods
- matchExpressions:
- key: foo
operator: In
- bar

If memory.min, memory.max, memory.values, affinity, and tolerations are not given, then there are no scheduling rules for workloads using the compute class.

Cluster Compute Classes

Cluster Compute Classes are exactly the same as Project Compute Classes except that they are not namespaced. This means that Cluster Workload Classes are available to every app running in your cluster.

Similar to Project Compute Classes, there can be only one default for the entire cluster. However, there can be a default Cluster Compute Class and a default Project Compute Class for any project; the Project Compute Class default will take precedence in this situation. Similarly, if a Cluster Compute Class and a Project Compute Class exist with the same name, then the Project Compute Class will take precedence. These rules are applied when deploying apps and also when using the acorn offerings volumeclasses command.