funcX is currently in Alpha and early testing releases are available on PyPI.
The latest version available on PyPI is
You can try funcX on Binder
funcX comes with two components: the endpoint agent which is a user-launched services that make computation resources accessible for function executions, and the funcX client that enables the registration, execution and tracking of functions across endpoints.
Here are some pre-requisites for both the endpoints and the funcX client
- The machine must have outbound network access
To check if you have the right Python version, run the following commands:
>>> python3 --version
This should return the Python version, for eg:
Python 3.6.7. Please note that that only the first two
version numbers need to match.
To check if you have network access, run
>>> curl https://api.funcx.org/api/v1/version
This should return a version string, for eg:
Installation using Pip¶
pip3 can be used to install funcX we suggest the following approach
for reliable installation when many Python environments are avaialble.
$ python3 -m pip install funcx
To update a previously installed funcX to a newer version, use:
python3 -m pip install -U funcx
The endpoint and client must use the same Python version. This is due to serialization differences between versions.
Install Jupyter for Tutorial notebooks:
$ python3 -m pip install jupyter
For more detailed info on setting up Jupyter with Python3.5 go here