[IPython-dev] Easy Installation

Carl Smith carl.input@gmail....
Thu Jun 7 21:14:59 CDT 2012


Thanks for your replies. I used StarCluster to set up first time, but you
need to install software locally to use it and download a key. I'm really
looking make it work for stuff like Chrome OS and just anyone who wants an
option that is fully browser based. A fun, gui, web app.

Re. ssh, You have the same functionality in the notebook. It's just lacking
stdin for now, you have to put -q and -y flags everywhere, but that'll be
sorted soon enough.

Eventually, I want a web app you can use to launch a keyless, Ubuntu server
on your EC2 account, with all the Python stuff installed, and IPython as
the sole interface to the VM itself. It'll be free to use. It just calls
AWS for the user and provides a link to their server, so I can run it on
App Engine for free.

Sorry if this is a bit poorly written, I'm on my phone.

Carl
On Jun 8, 2012 1:39 AM, "Fernando Perez" <fperez.net@gmail.com> wrote:

> On Thu, Jun 7, 2012 at 4:34 PM, Thomas Kluyver <takowl@gmail.com> wrote:
> > I look forward to seeing this - I think a dead-simple way to get
> > started with IPython in the clouds would be really useful.
> >
> > For bonus points, I'd love to see it integrated with something like
> > the terminal forwarding code that pythonanywhere uses. With a shell in
> > your browser, you could set up any extra stuff you need without
> > needing to set up SSH to your instance.
>
> It's worth pointing out that the starcluster AMIs come preconfigured
> with ipython, the entire scipy stack, and will automatically boot up
> as an ipython cluster with the notebook running in the head node.  SSH
> is also preconfigured, as is file transfer and just about anything
> else imaginable.  This is all it takes to configure all this (I choose
> a qiime starcluster AMI with the qiime genomics toolkit installed, but
> the base starcluster AMIs work the same):
>
> [plugin ipcluster]
> setup_class = starcluster.plugins.ipcluster.IPCluster
> enable_notebook = true
> # If you leave notebook_passwd out, a random password
> # will be generated instead.
> notebook_passwd = YOUR-PASSWORD
>
> [cluster qiime]
> node_image_id = ami-2faa7346
> keyname = YOUR-KEY
> cluster_size = 4
> node_instance_type = m2.4xlarge
> plugins = ipcluster
>
> ### - end config
>
> You can then boot this cluster by running:
>
> starcluster start -c qiime myqiime
>
> I'm happy to learn of other approaches, but this is about as easy as I
> can imagine already...
>
> Cheers,
>
> f
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