Faster images download

The images registry is normally a single web app which is not scalable, and several gigabyte images can take a long time to be downloaded. In our cluster we’re running the UBER Kraken - a peer-to-peer layer that caches images layers on cluster nodes and provides significantly improved download speed.

Currently it’s set up to serve the images from the following registries:

Registry Prefix
gitlab-registry.nrp-nautilus.io/prp prp
gitlab-registry.nrp-nautilus.io/ar-noc ar-noc
gitlab-registry.nrp-nautilus.io/madany madany
gitlab-registry.nrp-nautilus.io/jed jed
gitlab-registry.nrp-nautilus.io/daeyun daeyun
docker hub (hub.docker.io) official images library
docker hub (hub.docker.io) user images  

If you need some other image cached, let us know in Matrix.

The way to use kraken is to specify the image as localhost:30081/prefix/<your_image>, for example gitlab-registry.nrp-nautilus.io/prp/jupyter:latest becomes localhost:30081/prp/jupyter:latest. For user-uploaded docker hub images use the user name as prefix. Nodes will download and cache your image, and next time the download to another node will be much faster.

There is now automatic replacement of supported image URLs to use kraken for all pods. If you want your namesapce excluded for some reason, let us know in Matrix.