[IPython-dev] ipcluster with clusterfile

Vishal Vatsa vishal.vatsa@gmail....
Mon Nov 17 03:41:54 CST 2008


Brian, 

Cool, thanks for  this. I will have a look now.

-vishal 

Brian Granger wrote:

> Vishal,
> 
> OK, I just commited the new ipcluster to my launcpad branch here:
> 
> https://code.launchpad.net/~ellisonbg/ipython/trunk-dev
> 
> Please have a look and hack away.  A few notes though:
> 
> * For now, we are assuming in ipcluster that all the nodes have a
> shared filesystem.
> 
> * We are using Twisted for all the process management things.  Here
> are the docs on that part of Twisted.
> 
> http://twistedmatrix.com/projects/core/documentation/howto/process.html
> 
> Let me know if you have questions about twisted.
> 
> * Currently the new version supports 3 cluster types (localhost, mpirun
> and pbs)
> 
> * We would love to have an ssh cluster as well and any help you want
> to give in this area would be welcomed.
> 
> * We are planning on refactoring our config system.  This will change
> many things in ipcluster, but for the better.  But, this won't happen
> overnight.  I just wanted to give you the heads up that thingsa are
> still changing a low.
> 
> * Some things in ipclsuter need to be refactored as well and tests
> need to be added.
> 
> * I am not sure how soon these changes will be merged into trunk.  So,
> for now I would work off my branch.
> 
> If you start hacking on the ssh cluster, keep in touch so we can
> coordinate.
> 
> Cheers,
> 
> Brian
> 
> On Thu, Nov 13, 2008 at 3:02 AM, Vishal Vatsa <vishal.vatsa@gmail.com>
> wrote:
>> Hi Brian,
>>
>> just wondering if you had a chance to push the ipcluster code yet.
>>
>> Thanks,
>> -vishal
>>
>> Brian Granger wrote:
>>
>>> OK, I will keep you posted and get you code ASAP.  It may be  few days
>>> though as I am really busy on some other things through tomorrow.
>>>
>>> Brian
>>>
>>> On Wed, Nov 5, 2008 at 9:13 AM, Vishal Vatsa <vishal.vatsa@gmail.com>
>>> wrote:
>>>> Brian,
>>>>
>>>> Thanks for the reply.
>>>>
>>>> I am interested in ssh cluster. Mainly I would like to use
>>>> the cluster file functionality to describe my cluster and
>>>> startup the controller/engines.
>>>>
>>>> I am more than happy to be a tester/helper, let me know
>>>> what I can do to help.
>>>>
>>>> -vishal
>>>>
>>>> Brian Granger wrote:
>>>>
>>>>> Vishal,
>>>>>
>>>>> Actually we have been working on ipcluster some.  What aspect of
>>>>> ipcluster are you most interested in?  (localhost on Windows, ssh
>>>>> cluster, PBS, etc)
>>>>>
>>>>> While our work is not done, I am more than willing to share the new
>>>>> code with you (I just need to push it up to our bazaar repos on
>>>>> launchpad) so you can help test it/work on it for your usage case.
>>>>>
>>>>> Cheers,
>>>>>
>>>>> Brian
>>>>>
>>>>> On Wed, Nov 5, 2008 at 3:18 AM, Vishal Vatsa <vishal.vatsa@gmail.com>
>>>>> wrote:
>>>>>> Brian Granger wrote:
>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> We're at the RC1 level now, so I'd like to hold off on anything but
>>>>>>>> really focused changes.  If you think this requires major work, I'd
>>>>>>>> say let's disable it altogether and document it, so we can cut the
>>>>>>>> release quickly.
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> This was my leaning as well.  For this release, I am going to
>>>>>>> disable the clusterfile and simply print a message to the user that
>>>>>>> it has been disabled.
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> Once the release is out, we can open again a 'merge window' for
>>>>>>>> more invasive changes.
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>> Guys,
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Is any one working on ipcluster?
>>>>>>
>>>>>> If not, could you explain the issues to me and I would
>>>>>> love to have a go at the implementation.
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>> -vishal
>>>>>>
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