Dockerized Installation

Each of the components are also available as docker containers. This page outlines the running of each of the main components as docker containers and connecting them as necessary.


First, you can start the mongo container using:

docker run -d -v /abs/path/to/data:/data/db mongo

where /abs/path/to/data is the path to the mongo data location on the host. If running the database in a container, you will need to get the ip address of the given container:

docker inspect <container id>  | grep IPAddr

The <container id> is the value returned from the original docker run command.

When running mongo in a docker container, it is important to mount an external volume (using the -v flag) to be used for the actual data (otherwise the data will be lost when the container is stopped).


The DeepForge server can be started with

docker run -d -v $HOME/.deepforge/blob:/data/blob \
-p 8888:8888 -e MONGO_URI=mongodb:// \

where is the ip address of the mongo container and $HOME/.deepforge/blob is the path to use for binary DeepForge data on the host. Of course, if the mongo instance is locating at a different location, MONGO_URI can be set to this address as well. Also, the first port (8888) can be replaced with the desired port to expose on the host.


As workers may require GPU access, they will need to use the nvidia-docker plugin. Workers can be created using

nvidia-docker run -d deepforge/worker

where is the location of the DeepForge server to which to connect.

Note: The deepforge/worker image is packaged with cuda 7.5. Depending upon your hardware and nvidia version, you may need to build your own docker image or run the worker natively.