PiCloud: Cloud Computing Simplified

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August 18, 2012

PiCloud: Cloud Computing Simplified

Get Started with PiCloud. Real Fast. See: https://github.com/amitsaha/picloud-preso .

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Amit Saha

August 18, 2012
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  1. PiCloud: Cloud Computing Simplified A hands-on quick overview Amit Saha

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  2. About Me PiCloud (and Python) enthusiast Freelance Technical Writer Fedora

    project contributor: Scientific Spin, Google Summer of Code, etc. Blog: http://echorand.me Amit Saha PyCon Australia’12 @echorand () PiCloud: Cloud Computing Simplified August 18, 2012 2 / 25
  3. Outline 1 Introduction 2 Setup and Use 3 PiCloud Features

    4 Ending notes Amit Saha PyCon Australia’12 @echorand () PiCloud: Cloud Computing Simplified August 18, 2012 3 / 25
  4. Slides and demos Get it: git clone https://github.com/amitsaha/picloud-preso Amit Saha

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  5. Introduction What is PiCloud? Cloud Computing solution Primarily acessible via

    Python library: import cloud Commercial offering, but has 20 free core hours/month for all Amit Saha PyCon Australia’12 @echorand () PiCloud: Cloud Computing Simplified August 18, 2012 5 / 25
  6. Introduction Key Features Automated Deployment: Your code (along with modules)

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  7. Introduction Key Features Automated Deployment: Your code (along with modules)

    magically transported Choice of computing power: Cores of different capabilities Scientific Computing ready: SciPy and NumPy (others can be installed) REST APIs, Environments, Cron Jobs, S3 Storage .. Amit Saha PyCon Australia’12 @echorand () PiCloud: Cloud Computing Simplified August 18, 2012 6 / 25
  8. Setup and Use Easy Setup Register at https://www.picloud.com/accounts/register/ $sudo pip-python

    install cloud $ picloud setup (Your email address) Gives you an API key (keep it safe) Amit Saha PyCon Australia’12 @echorand () PiCloud: Cloud Computing Simplified August 18, 2012 7 / 25
  9. Setup and Use Sanity check (IPython notebook available in the

    slide repository) def square(x): return x*x # demonstration of cloud.call() import cloud jid = cloud.call(square,3) print ’Job Id::’, jid print ’Job status’,cloud.status(jid) print ’Result’,cloud.result(jid) Amit Saha PyCon Australia’12 @echorand () PiCloud: Cloud Computing Simplified August 18, 2012 8 / 25
  10. Setup and Use Sanity Check: Demo DEMO Amit Saha PyCon

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  11. Setup and Use Sorting in the Cloud import cloud import

    numpy def sort_num(num): sort_num = numpy.sort(num) return sort_num if __name__ == ’__main__’: num=numpy.random.random_integers(10,10000,50000) jid=cloud.call(sort_num, num) print cloud.result(jid) Amit Saha PyCon Australia’12 @echorand () PiCloud: Cloud Computing Simplified August 18, 2012 10 / 25
  12. Setup and Use A PiCloud decorator def cloudcall(func): def sendtocloud(*args,

    **kwargs): import cloud jid = cloud.call(func,*args,**kwargs) cloud.join(jid) print ’Result:: ’, cloud.result(jid) return sendtocloud Amit Saha PyCon Australia’12 @echorand () PiCloud: Cloud Computing Simplified August 18, 2012 11 / 25
  13. Setup and Use Using the decorator @cloudcall def anexpensivefunction(x,y): return

    x**3 + y**3 if __name__==’__main__’: anexpensivefunction(3,3) Amit Saha PyCon Australia’12 @echorand () PiCloud: Cloud Computing Simplified August 18, 2012 12 / 25
  14. Setup and Use A messy graphic Source: http://docs.picloud.com/tech_overview.html#take-away Amit Saha

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  15. PiCloud Features Moving persistent data cloud.files module Store a file:

    cloud.files.put() Retrieve a file: cloud.files.get() List all files: cloud.files.list() Amit Saha PyCon Australia’12 @echorand () PiCloud: Cloud Computing Simplified August 18, 2012 14 / 25
  16. PiCloud Features Persistent data demo import cloud def savedata(): f=open(’data.txt’,’w’)

    f.write(’This is a line of text’) f.close() cloud.files.put(’data.txt’) # Interpreter session: # In [7]: import cloud # In [8]: cloud.files.list() # Out[8]: [] # In [9]: from picloud_filedemo import * # In [10]: cloud.call(savedata) # Out[10]: 107 # In [11]: cloud.files.list() # Out[11]: [u’data.txt’] Amit Saha PyCon Australia’12 @echorand () PiCloud: Cloud Computing Simplified August 18, 2012 15 / 25
  17. PiCloud Features Evolutionary Algorithms in the Cloud Pyevolve: Python Evolutionary

    Algorithm library More than one ways to parallelize Execute the algorithm on PiCloud infrastructure For more information: http://pyevolve.sourceforge.net/ Amit Saha PyCon Australia’12 @echorand () PiCloud: Cloud Computing Simplified August 18, 2012 16 / 25
  18. PiCloud Features Pyevolve + PiCloud from pyevolve_rastrigin import * import

    cloud # assuming 10 runs seed_list=[100*(i+1) for i in range(10)] runid_list=[i+1 for i in range(10)] # calls the method defined in pyevolve_rastrigin.py # which initiates the GA execution. # Execute the code on PiCloud jids = cloud.map(run_ga,seed_list,runid_list) # pull the stat files cloud.join(jids) print cloud.files.list() for i in range(10): cloud.files.get(’stats_’ + str(i+1) + ’.csv’,’stats_’ + str(i+1)+’.csv’) Amit Saha PyCon Australia’12 @echorand () PiCloud: Cloud Computing Simplified August 18, 2012 17 / 25
  19. PiCloud Features Automatic Deployment + Moving files DEMO Amit Saha

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  20. PiCloud Features REST API Publish your functions via a REST

    API Language independent access to your Python functions Most of the cloud library functions have REST analogs Amit Saha PyCon Australia’12 @echorand () PiCloud: Cloud Computing Simplified August 18, 2012 19 / 25
  21. PiCloud Features REST API: Publishing a function >>> def square(x):

    return x*x >>> import cloud >>> uri=cloud.rest.publish(square, "square_func") >>> print uri https://api.picloud.com/r/3222/square_func Amit Saha PyCon Australia’12 @echorand () PiCloud: Cloud Computing Simplified August 18, 2012 20 / 25
  22. PiCloud Features REST API: Invoking the published functions Using the

    end-point, first get the job ID Use this Job ID to get the result Appropriate requests can be made using curl or any other client capable of invoking REST APIs Amit Saha PyCon Australia’12 @echorand () PiCloud: Cloud Computing Simplified August 18, 2012 21 / 25
  23. PiCloud Features Environments Non-Python software packages Python libraries with native-dependencies

    (not already installed) Your personal sandbox in PiCloud (based on Ubuntu Linux) Specify environment to execute your code in Amit Saha PyCon Australia’12 @echorand () PiCloud: Cloud Computing Simplified August 18, 2012 22 / 25
  24. PiCloud Features Job Monitoring and Management Get information about a

    job: cloud.info() Kill, Delete jobs cloud.kill(), cloud.delete() Web interface has functions for managing your jobs, crons, analytics, payment .. Manage your account using cloud.account module Amit Saha PyCon Australia’12 @echorand () PiCloud: Cloud Computing Simplified August 18, 2012 23 / 25
  25. Ending notes Summarize A truly simple way to harness and

    play around with cloud computing Code is there to explore Simulator to help you test your code Just go ahead and import cloud! Amit Saha PyCon Australia’12 @echorand () PiCloud: Cloud Computing Simplified August 18, 2012 24 / 25
  26. Ending notes Resources PiCloud Homepage: http://www.picloud.com Technical Overview: http://docs.picloud.com/tech_overview.html PiCloud

    Pitfalls: http://docs.picloud.com/client_pitfall.html PiCloud Documentation: http://docs.picloud.com/ PiCloud FAQ: http://www.picloud.com/faq/ PiCloud: An Easy Way to the Cloud: http://bit.ly/GZDxZB Presentation and Code: https://github.com/amitsaha/picloud-preso Amit Saha PyCon Australia’12 @echorand () PiCloud: Cloud Computing Simplified August 18, 2012 25 / 25