Resources in Zepl

A Resource must be attached to a Zepl Notebook before it can be executed. Resources in Zepl determine which interpreters will be available and which type of physical resource (e.g CPU, RAM, etc.) will be allocated to execute the notebook.

Zepl Resources include some of the most popular data science packages and libraries:

Attaching a Resource to a Notebook

You can select a resource when you create or clone a notebook.

You can also switch a notebook's attached resource after the notebook has been created through the notebook's Settings menu in the top right of the window.

Changing the attached resource will cause any running containers to be shutdown.

Resource Management

Note: only an organization's admin can create and manage a resource

Click Resources from the top right area of the main page.

Creating & Updating Resources

Zepl provides a Simple Workload as the default resource. Additional resources can be created to customize the capabilities and capacity of attached notebooks.

To create a new resource click the New Resource button. The following form should appear.

Give the new resource a name and description.


You can edit the resource's settings by clicking on its name or on the Change Setting item in the "..." menu to the right of the resource entry in the list on the Resource settings page.

Note: You cannot change the container type or the image type after the resource is created. Create a new resource to do so.

Deleting Resources

After a resource is deleted, all containers for that resource will be shutdown and any notebooks that have the deleted resource attached will be set to the default resource. If you're trying to delete the default resource, the next available resource in the resource list will be set as the next default resource.

Resource Permissions

Users share resources within an organization. You can make use of resource permissions to control the usage of these resources by members of the organization. After the introduction of resource permissions users can attach resources to notebooks and run them.

Note: View only and Edit permissions set while sharing notebooks can only be used to restrict editing of notebooks and not restrict their execution.

There are three different permissions presets which can be applied to users or user groups such as team groups (members/managers) or Space user groups (members/collaborators/managers)

Please note that these permissions do not depend on each other or have precedence over each other. You will have to be explicit on permissions. A user who doesn't have attach permission can still have edit permission. Also giving permission to a specific user group doesn't give permission to a higher user group. For example, giving edit permission to users of a Space doesn't give edit permission to managers of that space.

Creating a Resource Permission

Initially only resource admins can configure permissions for resources after which users given edit permission would be able to do this.

Editing or Deleting Resource Permissions

You can use the "..." menu on the right of the permissions entry in the list to edit or delete specific resource permissions.

Creating Generic Permissions

To give permission to all users of a certain type, such as all users or all space collaborators or all team managers, type all in the search box.

Be aware that permissions operate as follows: