Notebook enhancements 📚

We've added improved file management functionality to the IDE!

Better file management in Notebooks improvement 

Now you can add files and folders directly from the IDE.

You can also download files using the file manager.

As more file management enhancements come to the IDE we recommend you swap over to JupyterLab if you need something like a terminal with root access.

Other Improvements

  • We now send GPU utilization metrics to the status bar (bottom left) in the notebook IDE
  • When creating a new notebook with a specified workspace, we now load a preview of the files in the IDE while the notebook initializes
  • When you use the Share feature in a notebook, we now include in the link the specific file you are sharing

Bugfixes

  • We fixed a bug that sometimes caused notebooks nested in folders to have an incorrect working directory which caused issues when using relative paths
  • We fixed a bug that sometimes caused long cell outputs to degrade notebook performance
  • We fixed a bug that caused some notebooks to restart after being manually stopped by the user
  • We fixed a bug that occasionally prevented large notebooks from loading offline

Introducing the all-new Gradient Notebooks IDE

This week we released a complete rewrite of Gradient Notebooks!

This is an important release for Gradient. Right away you'll notice that we've brought notebooks up to the new Paperspace design standards while taking big steps to bring simple and scalable ML infrastructure into the notebook itself.

In addition to the new compute instance selection menu, we've also integrated system metrics as part of a status bar and a new file browser which will soon unlock new capabilities around data management.

Last but not least, the notebook experience is now substantially more performant across the board -- from spin-up to teardown to rendering and executing cells. 

There's plenty more to unpack so head over to the blogpost to see what else has changed!

Paperspace Now in 4K! 🙌

The latest version of the Paperspace desktop app is now shipping with 4K support on all Dedicated GPU machines.

All you have to do is plug-in to your 4K-enabled display, check your settings, and go!

Read the blogpost for more information.

Two additional quality of life updates have also been released: the bandwidth adjustment algorithm has been enhanced to improve streaming quality, and key/mouse input capture has been improved to provide a more reliable experience.

You should notice an overall snappier and more responsive streaming experience.

Tags

Gradient now includes the ability to tag entities for improved navigation, search, and management of your ML workflow. Tags can be created and updated in both the user interface and CLI.

You can add tags to several elements including Projects, Experiments, Models, and Deployments.

Gradient YAML Config File

The YAML config file simplifies your work from the command line by storing default arguments for different tasks. If you find yourself repeatedly typing the same commands and want the configuration to be reusable (and with integrated version control), this tool is for you.

Instead of typing out each argument every time you want to run something from the Gradient CLI, you can save your preferred default arguments in the config.yaml file.

Read more on our blog here.