Thanks to a yeoman effort by Walker Griggs (graduating senior and kubernetes savant), we are trying out a new service based on jupyterhub notebooks.

Currently, it supports minimal python 3 notebooks as well as text files through containers orchestrated via kubernetes with storage provided by a glusterfs federation. The entire system is built off of our local cloud instance using our production HPC resources.

Give it a try at: https://jupyter.colby.edu. Login with your Colby credentials, you start with a 10gig allocation, but please make sure to back your work up as this is a testing environment. You can add python packages by opening a terminal, and typing pip install <packagename>.

 

The storage is persistant, the container lasts for only a three hours, so you will need to reinstall packages if you are gone for too long!

If you have any comments/insights/complaints, send us a not at acits_research@colby.edu