Accelerated Gradient Notebook startup and teardown 🚅

Gradient Notebooks just received a substantial speed boost during startup and teardown! As a result, you should experience snappier notebook starts and stops.

Notebooks now start and stop much faster improvement 

We've streamlined the architecture behind Gradient Notebooks to enable this improvement.  

What you need to know 

You will now need to install dependencies each time you start a new session. 

We recommend that you import libraries and dependencies at the top of your notebook or within a separate requirements.txt file.

Introducing Workflows and Deployments! ⚡️

We're pleased to announce Gradient Workflows and Gradient Deployments! Workflows and Deployments bring production capabilities to all Gradient users.

Make Anything with Gradient. Yes. Anything. announcement 

To celebrate this launch, we've released a brand new commercial about Gradient! 


Introducing Gradient Workflows announcement 

Gradient Workflows is a simple way to automate machine learning tasks. Workflows allows you to build complex, real-world machine learning projects. 

With Workflows you can define arbitrarily complex pipelines for Gradient to orchestrate on your behalf.

To learn more about Workflows, check out the new site


Gradient Deployments announcement 

Gradient Deployments provides effortless model serving. Deployments allow you to host a trained model on an endpoint for consumption by your application.

Deployments are powered by the same high-performance GPU instances that power the rest of Gradient.

To learn more about Deployments, check out the new site!

Open a terminal in the Gradient IDE 👾

We've added a new terminal interface to the Gradient IDE! 

Gradient Notebooks now offer terminal access announcement 

Previously you needed to open JupyterLab to access a unix terminal -- but now you can do so directly from the Gradient IDE! 

Just look for the terminal icon in the left sidebar of any Gradient Notebook. 

Terminals are great for managing files, installing or uninstalling libraries and packages, and for anything else that you'd like to do quickly without needing to run notebook cells.

Terminals are available today for G1 and higher subscribers. 


Other Improvements

  • We shipped a basic version history viewer to Gradient Notebooks. Look for the History button in the left sidebar of any notebook
  • We shipped a backend improvement that decreased notebook load times across all regions by ~1 second


Bugfixes

  • We fixed a bug that sometimes produced excessive line breaks in cell outputs
  • We now focus files correctly when creating/deleting in the IDE file manager
  • We fixed a bug that sometimes caused stopped notebooks to show empty previews 

File upload from the Gradient IDE ☁️

We've added file uploads as well as a number of useful improvements and bugfixes to Gradient Notebooks.

File uploader arrives in Gradient Notebooks announcement 

You can now upload files directly from the Gradient Notebook IDE file manager. To use the uploader select Upload File from the sidebar. Upload progress is visible at the top of the sidebar and uploaded files are available for immediate use. 


Other Improvements

  • We've added a prominent Start Instance button to stopped notebooks to make it easier to pick up where you left off when returning to a notebook
  • We've increased the visibility of the Stop Instance button
  • We now provide CPU, GPU, and RAM system metrics in the notebook footer
  • We added a link to the Billing  view from the main menu which makes it easier to find account-related information


Bugfixes

  • We fixed a visual bug that caused notebook file delete confirmations to render as a button rather than as a text block
  • We fixed an issue where files within a notebook would sometimes not have syntax highlighting
  • We made it more difficult to run a container that requires a GPU on a CPU instances
  • We fixed a bug that was causing some users to accidentally create multiple notebooks
  • We fixed a bug that occasionally caused some notebooks to get stuck in a saving state 


For more info on this release be sure to check out the blogpost

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!

More console improvements! 🧘

Last month we introduced a product selector to the console. 

Today we've launched a second phase of console redesign, adding product and team selectors to the top navigation bar and removing the sidebar entirely.

You can now find all entities that used to appear in the sidebar on the horizontal subheading bar.

We hope you enjoy the breathing room. 

Full blogpost here.

New Product Selector Sidebar!

There's a new product selector in the console sidebar! 

That means that you can now clearly delineate your Core and Gradient workspaces and have greater confidence navigating the console.

(There's also a new Paperspace Team & Accounts view to better manage your personal and team account settings.)

Gradient metrics load faster Gradient 

There was an issue where Gradient metrics would take a while to load if the workload had been running for an extended period of time. The new metrics experience is blazing fast!

New desktop app Core 

A new desktop app (v10.0) was launched with a snappier login experience. 

Other improvements and fixes

  • Upgrade button moved to the navigation bar to increase available screen real estate 
  • An API Keys link was added to the user profile icon menu

Utilization Dashboard!

We've released a new utilization dashboard to make it easy to keep track of your monthly spend in Paperspace!

This is an easy way to see how much you're spending on Paperspace month over month. 

To access the new dashboard, just go to Profile > Billing > Utilization.

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