Running Grappa is super easy with Docker. Our docker image includes all the dependencies, libraries, tools, compilers that you'll need to build and run Grappa, and this repository contains scripts to make it easy to setup and use the containers.
First, install Docker for your platform.
On OSX, this is made a bit more complicated because you'll actually have to setup a Linux virtual machine to run the docker daemon in. You can follow the instructions on their website, it's pretty easy. If you have homebrew, it's as simple as:
# if you don't have virtualbox already: > brew tap phinze/homebrew-cask && brew install brew-cask > brew cask install virtualbox # then install docker and its companion vm > brew install docker boot2docker # initialize and fire up the Linux VM we'll run docker in > boot2docker init > boot2docker start > export DOCKER_HOST=tcp://$(boot2docker ip 2>/dev/null):2375
Verify docker is running
# verify that the docker command now works > docker version Client version: 0.11.1 Client API version: 1.11 Go version (client): go1.2.1 Git commit (client): fb99f99 Server version: 1.1.1 Server API version: 1.13 Git commit (server): bd609d2 Go version (server): go1.2.1
Now we'll actually take advantage of what's in this repository, so clone the repo:
# clone this docker helper repo > git clone firstname.lastname@example.org:uwsampa/grappa-docker.git > cd grappa-docker
Now we're going to download the pre-built Grappa environment, create a new container, and clone the source code into it.
This may take a while — it is, after all, downloading all of the dependencies, including a build of GCC, Boost, MPI, etc. Next, we need to run "configure" on the grappa source code we just cloned. Because this is Docker, we'll create another container to hold the generated build files to keep them separate from the clean source code. The configure script here does this as well as setting the right flags for the docker environment.
Now we have everything we need to build and run Grappa, so let's create an interactive shell in the Grappa environment and try building and running something:
> ./shell docker /build $ # your prompt is now that of the shell running in the grappa environment # look at the grappa source code: docker /build $ ls /grappa AUTHORS CMakeLists.txt NOTICE applications configure scratch third-party BUILD.md COPYING README.md bin doc system util # build the hello-world demo app (with 4 cores, cuz who's only got one, right?) docker /build $ make -j4 demo-hello_world
Advanced (actually understanding what's going on)
uwsampa/grappa image expects two data containers, one which provides
/grappa with the source code in it, and one which contains
/build, with generated build files in it. We can see these two containers using
docker ps (
-a because these containers are data-only, so they aren't technically "running"):
> docker ps -a | grep grappa- 38539cc5499f busybox:latest /bin/sh 11 days ago Exited (0) 40 minutes ago grappa-build 80956d45fb92 busybox:latest /bin/sh 11 days ago Exited (0) 10 hours ago grappa-src
When you run
./shell, you're pulling in these two containers and using them to host your source code and generated files persistently between runs.