[IPython-User] notebooks and clusters

Darren Govoni darren@ontrenet....
Mon Jul 23 15:38:12 CDT 2012


Ok, thanks.

What I want to do is run remote engines manually and have them connect
to the notebooks controller.

I assume the notebook as a config file it creates that I can use on
remote servers for engines to connect?

Or does it just use the default config location (e.g. user directory)?

On Mon, 2012-07-23 at 13:37 -0700, MinRK wrote:

> On Mon, Jul 23, 2012 at 1:25 PM, Darren Govoni <darren@ontrenet.com> wrote:
> > Hi,
> >   Can the notebook cluster connect with remote engines or vice-versa?
> 
> Yes - the notebook cluster panel is just a very thin wrapper for
> ipcluster.  So if you create a profile that starts engines via
> PBS/SGE/SSH, etc. that will happen when you start a cluster from the
> panel.  Similarly, you can start a cluster from the panel and add
> engines to it with `ipengine` and/or `ipcluster engines` in all the
> usual ways.  There is nothing special about clusters started from the
> notebook panel, other than that they can also be stopped from there.
> 
> The one thing you cannot do yet is actually edit the config files for
> those profiles from the notebook interface - for that, you need access
> to the filesystem, or you can do a dirty version by writing the the
> config files with the `%%file` magic in a notebook.
> 
> -MinRK
> 
> >
> > thanks.
> >
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