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All new features, starting with 2.4.0, will be documented there.


Here you can find guides for getting started with the development of AWS ParallelCluster.


The following guides are instructions for use a custom version of the cookbook recipes or a custom AWS ParallelCluster Node package. These are advanced method of customizing AWS ParallelCluster, with many hard to debug pitfalls. The AWS ParallelCluster team highly recommends using Custom Bootstrap Actions scripts for customization, as post install hooks are generally easier to debug and more portable across releases of AWS ParallelCluster.