Atlas Walkthrough


To get started with Atlas, activate the virtual environment (if any) that was used to install Atlas server.

Next, let's make sure Atlas Server is running by doing: atlas-server start


By default Atlas runs without using your GPUs.

To run GPU jobs start Atlas with atlas-server start -g

This will bring up all of the Atlas services, including the GUI which is available on your instances 5555 port, (e.g. localhost:5555 or <ipv4_of_your_remote_instance>:5555) by default.

Modes of Operation

Atlas runs in two modes.

1. Execution:

In execution mode, code is run in an existing local environment that you already have setup. Atlas provides experiment version control, tracks your experiments and any associated metadata (e.g. hyper-parameters, metrics, artifacts) that you choose to track.


Use this mode for single runs, manual parameter tuning, and small experiments.

2. Scheduling:

In scheduling mode, Atlas queues your experiment with the local Atlas scheduler which runs it in a containerized environment. This mode gives you the ability to queue a large number of experiments as well as leverage common containerized tools such as NVIDIA Rapids.


Use this mode if you want to schedule many jobs and do a large hyperparameter search