Developer Guide

  • BETA
  • 04/06/2022
  • Public Content

Frequently Asked Questions


  • What’s provided when I sign-up for access?
    • Your account will have access for 120 days, with session time of 4 hours per login
    • Private registry that can hold up to 15 containers with a total storage limit of 20GB
    • Filesystem with a storage limit of 1GB expandable upto 5GB.
    • JupyterLab IDE with 2 vCPUs and 4GB RAM with each session lasting for 2 hours
    • Exclusive target platform access for testing containers for up to 15mins
    • Up to 8 projects can be created
  • What are some of the security restrictions we need to take care of?
    • User inside your container must be non-root, with ids in the range 10 to 10000000000
    • Port range must be between 1024 and 65536
    • Privileged escalation is not supported
    • Host ports are not supported
  • What code editor is provided?
    JupyterLab IDE with 2 vCPUs and 4GB RAM is available for viewing or editing your code, see Develop Containers in JupyterLab.
  • Does Container Playground retain any of my project data after testing containers on a target platform?
    A cleanup procedure is performed after the launched project completes execution or is terminated, before another project can be launched.
  • Can I download the solutions in the Marketplace catalog page?
    Yes, using the View/Edit Code option for sample applications. You can download some of our reference implementations after signing our licensing terms from Intel Software repo.

Test Containers

  • What are the various public and private registries supported?
    Docker Hub, Azure and public registries, and Docker Hub, private registries are supported.
  • What are the supported formats for container filesystem output results?
    The following formats are supported for in browser preview .txt, .mp4, .jpeg, .gif, .png, .csv, and all file formats are available for download.
  • How many projects can be launched simultaneously?
    A project can only be launched on one target platform at a time. However, up to 3 different projects can be launched simultaneously.
  • What is the retention policy?
    The logs are available for 15 days and results in the filesystem can be accessed anytime till the account is active as long as the project is present in your dashboard. The container playground also provides a storage indicator, if you are running low on storage, you can free up space.
  • How long can I run my container applications?
    Upon launching a project, the target hardware is allocated to your user account exclusively until the execution completes or a maximum time limit of 15mins.
  • What is the reason for my launched project to abruptly end?
    Refer to the View status, output and telemetry section to learn how to interpret workload status.
  • How can I debug on the Container Playground?
    Refer to the View status, output and telemetry for more info.
  • How can I launch a project that utilizes the Intel® integrated GPUs?
    Projects launched on target platforms that support an integrated GPU, have GPU access enabled by default.
  • Can containers communicate across target platforms?
    Yes, see Configure imported containers for more info.

Build Containers

  • How can we build Tensorflow, Pytorch, ONNX, Keras applications?
    Dockerfile would be the best way to build above frameworks, see Build with dockerfiles.
  • How can I re-build sources?
    Any build that is completed can be viewed in
    My Library
    . Use the
    to edit configuration and provide the latest branch details to start rebuilding.
  • What happens when my github token expires or changes?
    You can add a new token whenever there is a change.

Product and Performance Information


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