[users at bb.net] Using Buildbot to track machine learning tasks?

. joes.mailing.lists at gmail.com
Tue Mar 15 14:34:35 UTC 2016

Cool!  Thanks for the hints and quick reply!  -Joe

On Tue, Mar 15, 2016 at 2:33 PM, Pierre Tardy <tardyp at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi Joe,
> Indeed, buildbot is designed to be a pretty generic task runner framework.
> It does not have to be triggered by source code change.
> The features you'll probably need are:
> authentication plugins:
> http://docs.buildbot.net/latest/manual/cfg-www.html#web-authentication
> Forcescheduler:
> http://docs.buildbot.net/latest/manual/cfg-schedulers.html#forcescheduler-scheduler
> And you'll probably need a custom buildstep to output your results as a
> HtmlLog
> http://docs.buildbot.net/latest/developer/cls-buildsteps.html#buildstep
> Regards
> Pierre
> Le mar. 15 mars 2016 à 13:41, . <joes.mailing.lists at gmail.com> a écrit :
>> Hi,
>>   I have some limited experience using Buildbot for automated testing,
>> but I am interested in the possibility of utilizing it for tracking
>> long-running machine learning tasks.
>>   At first blush it seems like it would be a good fit for this sort of
>> task, particularly because of how easy it is to customize many aspects of
>> the build process.
>>   The idea is to use it as a platform to launch and track the training of
>> statistical models at work, then provide a nice summary of the results
>> (training/testing/regressions/comparisons) when they are prepared.
>>   I interested in starting with the latest version (still-beta?) of
>> Buildbot and am basically just curious if there are any other
>> users/developers out there that have some kind of experience (bad or good)
>> of using Buildbot for this sort of task (for which it was not explicitly
>> designed).
>> Cheers!
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