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Command Line Usage

Gistable provides a NodeJS command line and can be installed globally using NPM and git.

npm i -g git+

If Gistable has already been cloned, it can also be linked with

npm link

Display help with

gistable --help

Running Inference Harness

Gistable includes Vagrant, Terraform, and Ansible configuration required for replicating gist inference. The list of gists scraped is stored as a list in the YAML file playbooks/vars/gists.yml.

The provided Terraform configuration describes the resources needed to orchestrate the inference harness running in DigitalOcean. A DigitalOcean authentication token is required. Public/Private keys named playbooks/keys/do-test-harness(.pub) must exist and are used to create the DigitalOcean ssh key. All IP addresses are displayed as output after orchestration. To orchestrate with Terraform, run terraform apply. On the first run, it is also necessary to run terraform init.

The provided Vagrant configuration orchestrates an inference harness locally using VirtualBox. To orchestrate using Vagrant, run vagrant up. The machines have the following local IP addresses.

Machine IP Address

Orchestration requires Ansible to be present on the local system, and configures the following machines

Machine Description
Control A control machine with Ansible installed, used to manage Nomad machines.
Nomad1 Nomad server used to schedule and manage jobs.
Nomad2 Nomad client.
Nomad3 Nomad client.

Once orchestration is complete, ssh into the control machine and cd ~/harness. You will need to bootstrap the nomad cluster, install nomad, and schedule jobs using the following commands.

ansible-playbook -i inventory playbooks/bootstrap-cluster.yml
ansible-playbook -i inventory playbooks/install-nomad.yml
ansible-playbook -i inventory playbooks/run-gist-jobs.yml

Scheduling and running jobs takes approximately 8-10 hours. Once complete, gists and results can be scraped from the inference harness using the provided script.

python2 scripts/ http://<nomad1 ip addr>:8500/ generates three outputs. The first is a gists/ directory containing all gists which either succeeded on the first trial run, or failed due to ImportError on the first run but not the second. All gists of these gists have an accompanying Dockerfile for building and running them. gists-other/ contains all gists which failed for any other reason. gists.csv is a csv file containing gist metatdata and inference execution results.

Finally, as a convenience, the Ansible playbook playbooks/purge-nomad-jobs.yml is provided to purge nomad job execution if inference is to be rerun.


GitHub gists and the dockerfiles needed to run them.



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