Running in Openstack

Our group is working to expand distributed cluster support to OpenStack by providing convenient Docker containers to launch Mesos from. Currently, OpenStack nodes can be set up to run Toil in single machine mode by following the Installation.


Openstack is available in Toil for experimental purposes. Only AWS is currently supported in Toil.

Toil scripts can be run by designating a job store location. Be sure to specify a temporary directory that Toil can use to run jobs in with the --workDir argument:

$ python --workDir=/tmp file:jobStore