I noticed that Cloudbank provides instructions for starting up a research environment from an existing machine image (on AWS this is an ‘AMI’ or Amazon Machine Image). This is great but I would like to create such an image for my own use. Maybe I missed it but are there instructions for doing this ‘bootstrapping’ step so that I can work from a customized EC2 instance? I have in mind pre-provisioning it with some data, with some notebook repositories, and some specific libraries.
Yes: We have added a sub-folder to the main image-for-research repository called
bootstrap. So here is the repository: https://github.com/cloudbank-project/image-research-computing-tutorial and just check out the