[IPython-User] Spawning kernels on different machines

Brian Granger ellisonbg@gmail....
Mon Jun 18 12:10:24 CDT 2012


This is not possible today, but it is something that is one our radar.

On Mon, Jun 18, 2012 at 5:12 AM, K K <neurotheory2012@gmail.com> wrote:
> Hello IPython team,
>
> With the current Tornado-ZMQ kernel architecture for the notebook frontend,
> is it possible to run the kernel processes on a different machine/core from
> the main server process?
>
> Here is the use case:
> - I have a notebook server running on my machine
> - the machine has access to a cluster farm with several cores
> - whenever a new user accesses the notebook server, I start a kernel for the
> user on one of the cluster cores
> - The server needs to manage the data exchange between the kernels on the
> cluster and the user.
>
> IPython.Parallel might be better suited for this, but for other reasons, I
> modified the notebookapp to run a custom webapp on the Tornado server. And,
> I want a way to spawn the kernels on a cluster.
>
> Thanks for the comments!
> -KK
>
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Brian E. Granger
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