Last updated 8th December, 2020.
This guide covers the process of starting a simple interactive notebook leveraging GPUs over AI Training service.
- access to the OVHcloud Control Panel
- an AI Training project created inside a public cloud project
- a user for AI Training
Step 1 - Begin as classic job submission
Step 2 - Select the notebook corresponding to your needs
job is basically a Docker container that is run within the OVHcloud infrastructure.
daemon jobs, meaning that they will run indefinitely until the user request an interuption.
AI Training offers several notebooks images with different configurations. You can choose the configuration that best suits your needs among them.
Currently the following configurations are available :
- PyTorch : An OVHcloud preset image including JupyterLab notebook, Visual Studio Code IDE and
- Tensorflow 2 : An OVHcloud preset image containing JupyterLab notebook, Visual Studio Code IDE and
- Hugging Face Transformers : An OVHcloud preset image containing JupyterLab notebook, Visual Studio Code IDEand
- MXNet : An OVHcloud preset image containing JupyterLab notebook, Visual Studio Code IDE and
- Fast.ai : An OVHcloud preset image containing JupyterLab notebook, Visual Studio Code IDE and
Once your image is chosen, click
Step 3 - Continue as a classic job submission
If you want to be able to save your notebook files on your object storage we strongly advise to plug a read and write volume on your job before submitting. That volume will be synchronized with your object storage at the end of the job.
Step 4 - Access notebook URL
Once your job is
In progress, in the job description panel you should see the
access url link. Click on it and you will be redirected on your job url.
Step 5 - Login as an AI Training user
If your are not authenticated as a AI Training user you should a see a screen asking your username and password.
If you have never created a user for AI Training yet you can follow the instruction here
Fill the field and click
Step 6 - Use your notebook
In most provided preset images you can choose which editor you prefer between JupyterLab and VisualStudio code.
Just select the one that you want to use and you will be redirected to the corresponding one.
By default the home directory of your job is located under
/workspace. It means that you will have read and write access on that directory as well as your read and write mounted volumes.
If you are missing a library or a configuration, you can add it directly in command line in the console of the notebook as long as you don't need priviledge access (root access). Example :
pip install <...>
For installing specific libraries that require priviledge access you will have to build your own notebook image and use it as custom image at step 2 instead of preset image. More information about creating your own docker image can be found here
If you open a console tab in your notebook and type
nvidia-smi you will see the available GPUs that you can use on your notebook.
Step 7 - Stop your notebook
Once you are done working with your notebook don't forget to stop it.
You can do it by selecting
Stop in the action menu.
confirm your choice.
After some time your job should go in
interrupted state meaning that the job has been stopped.
Before going into
interrupted state, your job may run through
finalizing state. During this phase all data inside
read & write volumes are saved inside their linked containers in your object storage.
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- On the OVHcloud AI community forum
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