BizonOS is based on the latest Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic) and 20.04 LTS (Focal Fossa) operating system. It comes pre-installed with GPU-accelerated frameworks for AI, and NVIDIA drivers and tools that are optimized and tested on BIZON workstations and servers.
From here, you can add new systems and control your current system. This is useful when working with multiple computers as it is possible to create a cluster and control everything from one place.
Check for new updates. Keeping your system up-to-date is important for security purposes and for ensuring access to the latest features.
Get terminal access. SSH access is available as well using SSH apps.
Control docker containers, search for new containers, launch the ones installed, and login inside the containers. This is very helpful for new docker users that don’t want to spend time learning the commands and even advanced users that prefer to launch their containers with one click.
Create multiple virtual machines inside the bizonOS. You can use other Linux distros or even Windows. This is useful for testing app compatibility in various operating systems. You can run isolated services within virtual machines.
Get access to the knowledge base for customers: guides, videos, and tutorials. This is useful because most users jumping into DL/ML development do not have an end to end solution from hardware to software. Here we explain how Bizon workstations and bizonOS can make that possible. We also have tutorials for working with Docker to save you a great deal of time for development.
Launch Jupyter notebooks inside different containers, selecting the framework that you want to use. You can launch a Jupyter notebook with Tensorflow, PyTorch, and others with GPU support. There is an option to specify the number of GPUs to be used per notebook. Multiple users can create notebooks at the same time.
Monitor GPU usage: temperature, clock speed, memory. This is very useful for monitoring your hardware and getting real-time data on how each deep learning model affects the GPUs. We use Grafana and Prometheus as they are the most advanced tools for hardware analytics. Docker and Kubernetes monitoring support coming soon.
Access your workstation's GUI with VNC. This is very useful if you need GUI access without the restrictions of only using the terminal. You can launch it with just one click. No need for a keyboard, mouse, or monitor at the workstation.
View general information about the workstation. You can monitor GPU, CPU, RAM, HDD, and network usage in real-time. No additional software or command line usage is needed. Remotely monitor your workstation from anywhere!
View logs in real-time. This is extremely useful for troubleshooting, most especially for system administrators.
Monitor storage usage and create RAID arrays.
Monitor network interfaces, traffic, firewalls, and add VLANs.
Manage account settings and create new accounts.
Monitor active services; stop, disable, or remove them. This is very important for security purposes.
A challenge faced by most developers and researchers is that all the tools they need are not easy to navigate and they have to use various command lines. BizonOS includes a user-friendly, web-based control panel with everything one needs, all organized into one convenient location.
BizonOS is based on the latest Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic) and 20.04 LTS (Focal Fossa) operating system. You can rest assured that you are getting the most up-to-date operating system with the latest security updates and features.
BIZON workstations come pre-installed with frameworks for deep learning such as Tensorflow, Torch/PyTorch, Keras, Caffe 2.0 Caffe-nv, Theano, CUDA, and cuDNN.
BIZON Z-Stack Tool has a user-friendly interface for easy framework installations and upgrades. If a new version of any framework is released, you can upgrade with a click of a button, avoiding complicated command lines.
Thanks to the web interface, you can control your Bizon workstation from anywhere. No mouse, keyboard, or monitor required.
We also include VNC support and SSH access. With just a click you can access your workstation's GUI as if you are sitting right in front of it. No configuration needed, it just works!
Add as many workstations as you need, and create a cluster with ease. If you have 2 or more Bizon workstations, you can now create your own cluster from the BizonOS Control Panel and monitor the cluster from one dashboard. It's like having a private datacenter! No complicated configuration is required. The setup is pretty simple and intuitive.
Our monitoring tool is based on Grafana and Prometheus as they are the most advanced tools for hardware analytics. One can monitor GPUs, CPUs, network usage, Docker containers, and much more!
You can easily launch Jupyter notebooks inside ML/DL containers, and multiple users can launch the GPU TensorFlow container at the same time. What is more important, it works with just a single click instead of spending time using complicated commands lines and doing hours of research.
If you have multiple GPUs, with BizonOS, you can assign a specific GPU for each container. This is an enterprise-level feature that is available only on expensive plans from Amazon AWS and Google cloud. We are very proud to be able to offer this to our Bizon customers!
You can create multiple virtual machines inside your Bizon workstation. We have implemented KVM – the best virtualization software, and it's built directly into BizonOS with no configuration required! Launch your VMs easily from the BizonOS control panel!
It is no longer necessary to use the command line to pull, launch, or stop a container. Everything can be done within our WebUI. Look for any containers you need, pull them, and launch them. In just a matter of seconds, you will have real-time monitoring of a container.
Customers are given access to a knowledge base and series of videos we created on how to start using basic tools, how to start training, as well as other popular topics (e.g. Docker, Kubernetes, Linux administration, and more).
Many of our customers are newcomers to using deep learning workstations. These videos and guides are suitable for beginners and help to save a lot of time while getting a system up and running.