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ClusterShell Python Library and Tools

ClusterShell is an event-driven open source Python library, designed to run local or distant commands in parallel on server farms or on large Linux clusters. It will take care of common issues encountered on HPC clusters, such as operating on groups of nodes, running distributed commands using optimized execution algorithms, as well as gathering results and merging identical outputs, or retrieving return codes. ClusterShell takes advantage of existing remote shell facilities already installed on your systems, like SSH.

ClusterShell's primary goal is to improve the administration of high- performance clusters by providing a lightweight but scalable Python API for developers. It also provides clush, clubak and cluset/nodeset, convenient command-line tools that allow traditional shell scripts to benefit from some of the library features.

Requirements

  • GNU/Linux, BSD, Mac OS X
  • OpenSSH (ssh/scp) or rsh
  • Python 2.x (x >= 6) or Python 3.x (x >= 4)
  • PyYAML

License

ClusterShell is distributed under the GNU Lesser General Public License version 2.1 or later (LGPL v2.1+). Read the file COPYING.LGPLv2.1 for details.

Documentation

Online documentation is available here:

http://clustershell.readthedocs.org/

The Sphinx documentation source is available under the doc/sphinx directory. Type 'make' to see all available formats (you need Sphinx installed and sphinx_rtd_theme to build the documentation). For example, to generate html docs, just type:

make html BUILDDIR=/dest/path

For local library API documentation, just type:

$ pydoc ClusterShell

The following man pages are also provided:

clush(1), clubak(1), nodeset(1), clush.conf(5), groups.conf(5)

Test Suite

Regression testing scripts are available in the 'tests' directory:

$ cd tests
$ nosetests -sv <Test.py>
$ nosetests -sv --all-modules

You have to allow 'ssh localhost' and 'ssh $HOSTNAME' without any warnings for "remote" tests to run as expected. $HOSTNAME should not be 127.0.0.1 nor ::1. Also some tests use the 'bc' command.

Python code (simple example)

>>> from ClusterShell.Task import task_self
>>> from ClusterShell.NodeSet import NodeSet
>>> task = task_self()
>>> task.run("/bin/uname -r", nodes="linux[4-6,32-39]")
<ClusterShell.Worker.Ssh.WorkerSsh object at 0x20a5e90>
>>> for buf, key in task.iter_buffers():
...     print NodeSet.fromlist(key), buf
... 
linux[32-39] 2.6.40.6-0.fc15.x86_64

linux[4-6] 2.6.32-71.el6.x86_64

Links

Web site:

http://cea-hpc.github.com/clustershell/

Online documentation:

http://clustershell.readthedocs.org/

Github source respository:

https://github.com/cea-hpc/clustershell

Github Wiki:

https://github.com/cea-hpc/clustershell/wiki

Github Issue tracking system:

https://github.com/cea-hpc/clustershell/issues

Python Package Index (PyPI) links:

https://pypi.org/project/ClusterShell/

http://pypi.python.org/pypi/ClusterShell

ClusterShell was born along with Shine, a scalable Lustre FS admin tool:

https://github.com/cea-hpc/shine

Core developers/reviewers

  • Stephane Thiell
  • Aurelien Degremont
  • Henri Doreau
  • Dominique Martinet

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