Dask Clusters#

Coiled manages Dask clusters. It manages cloud resources, networking, software environments, and everything you need to scale Python in the cloud robustly and easily.

Simple Example#

The main entry point to launch a Coiled cluster is the coiled Python API. In the simplest case you can run the following from anywhere that you can run Python.

import coiled

# Spin up a Dask cluster using Coiled
cluster = coiled.Cluster()

And then you can connect to that cluster with Dask

from dask.distributed import Client

client = Client(cluster)


Though in real-world use cases there are many parameters that we may want to control:

  • The amount of RAM and number of CPUs in each worker

  • The number of workers to use

  • Whether or not to use GPUs

  • The software used in each worker

These can also be specified when you create a Coiled cluster. For example:

import coiled

# Spin up a Dask cluster using Coiled
# where each worker has 4 CPUs and 16 GiB of RAM
cluster = coiled.Cluster(
    worker_memory="16 GiB",

More details about creating Dask clusters with Coiled are discussed on the Creating clusters documentation page.

Learn more#

In the next sections we’ll learn more about how to configure and launch Dask clusters.