Documentation related to EGI Notebooks

The more you go in data analysis, the more you understand that the most suitable tool for coding and visualizing is not a pure code, or SQL IDE, or even simplified data manipulation diagrams (aka workflows or jobs). From some point you realize that you need a mix of these all – that’s what “notebook” platforms are, with Jupyter being the most popular notebook software out there.

Notebooks is an 'as a Service' environment based on the Jupyter technology, offering a browser-based, scalable tool for interactive data analysis. The Notebooks environment provides users with notebooks where they can combine text, mathematics, computations and rich media output. EGI Notebooks is a multi-user service and can scale to multiple servers based on the EGI Cloud service.

EGI Notebooks Unique Features

EGI Notebooks provides the well-known Jupyter interface for notebooks with the following added features:

  • Integration with EGI Check-in for authentication, login with any EduGAIN or social accounts (e.g. Google, Facebook)
  • Persistent storage associated with each user, available in the notebooks environment.
  • Customisable with new notebook environments, expose any existing notebook to your users.
  • Runs on EGI e-Infrastructure so can easily use EGI compute and storage from your notebooks.

Service Modes

We offer different service modes depending on your needs:

  • Individual users can use the centrally operated service from EGI. Users can login, write and play and re-play notebooks by:

    1. creating an EGI account
    2. enrolling to the VO
    3. accessing

    This instance has limits on the amount of resources available for each user (2 CPU core, 4 GB RAM and 20 GB of storage). It will also kill inactive sessions after 1 hour.

  • User communities can have their customised EGI Notebooks service instance. EGI offers consultancy, support, and can operate the setup as well. A community specific setup allows the community to use the community's own Virtual Organisation (i.e. federated compute and storage sites) for Jupyter, add custom libraries into Jupyter (e.g. discipline-specific analysis libraries) or have fine grained control on who can access the instance (based on the information available to the EGI Check-in AAI service).

Next topics:
Notebooks Environments

Available Environments in EGI Notebooks

Data Management

Managing data on the Notebooks

Integration with other services

Access new services from the Notebooks

Training instance

Notebooks for training events


Frequently Asked Questions

Last modified September 10, 2021 by crsndr : Tutorial on data transfer - grid storage (#319)