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Node Manager manages compute resources in a cloud environment, where the number of compute nodes can be scaled as needed.
Node Manager starts and stops compute nodes on demand, taking into account site parameters (e.g. a desired number of permanent compute nodes).
For a bare metal Arvados installation the number of compute nodes available tends to be static, and as such Node Manager is not needed.
Node Manager currently supports AWS and GCP.
Please see the Hacking Node Manager page.