I am curious how feasible it is to have colab used for a set of notebooks with a “closed” set of packages precompiled into a system image (i.e. for a particular set of lecture notes). For now lets say that I don’t care about fancy TPU or GPU stuff.
A few questions and confirmations if anyone has exposure to this:
- Is anyone else working on this problem and interested in working together on the technical solution?
- What are the minimalist sets of examples (with the easiest instructions) to look at for Julia 1.1 for using colab. I found https://github.com/JuliaTPU/XLA.jl but it seems very specialized.
- My understanding from reading the other posts on using colab with julia is that the container disappears every-time the “Reset Runtime…” is clicked. But if I do not, and then I load a notebook in a separate window, does it leave the container up and running and use the image for these notebooks?
- Do the colab notebook have any direct mounting of the users Google Drive? (i.e. could stuff be cached there)