1. GitLab as an Artifact Repo for ML Model Versions


    To use GitLab as an artifact repository for ML model versions, you'll leverage the GitLab provider in Pulumi to create and manage resources within your GitLab project. This setup will involve creating a new project and enabling it to handle artifacts, such as machine learning models.

    In the context of machine learning, artifact repositories are used to store and manage versions of models. GitLab provides a feature-rich platform for managing the code, artifacts, and even CI/CD pipelines that can be used to automate the training and deployment of machine learning models.

    Here's a Pulumi program in Python that demonstrates how to create a GitLab project specifically intended for ML model versioning:

    import pulumi import pulumi_gitlab as gitlab # Create a new GitLab project to house your ML model versions ml_project = gitlab.Project("ml-model-repo", name="ml-model-repo", description="A repository for versioning ML models", visibility_level="private", issues_enabled=True, wiki_enabled=True, snippets_enabled=True, merge_requests_enabled=True, jobs_enabled=True, # Enable the artifacts feature for storing model files packages_enabled=True, container_registry_enabled=True # Optionally, if you're using Docker images for models ) # pulumi.export is used to output important data from your deployment, # in this case, the web URL of your GitLab project. pulumi.export('ml_project_web_url', ml_project.web_url)


    1. First, we import the necessary Pulumi libraries (pulumi and pulumi_gitlab).
    2. Then we create a Project resource using the gitlab.Project class from the pulumi_gitlab provider. This class requires several arguments, including name and description, which help define the project's properties.
    3. I've set visibility_level to "private" for privacy, but you could set this to "public" depending on your requirements.
    4. The issues_enabled, wiki_enabled, snippets_enabled, and merge_requests_enabled flags are set to True as you might want to use these features for managing your project.
    5. The jobs_enabled flag enables CI/CD pipelines in the project.
    6. The packages_enabled flag allows the project to use GitLab's package repository features, suitable for storing artifacts like ML model binaries.
    7. Additionally, container_registry_enabled is optionally enabled for Docker image storage; you might want this if your ML models are packaged as Docker images.

    Finally, we export the web URL of the project using pulumi.export. It will display the result after the Pulumi program is run, showing where you can access the project in the GitLab web interface.

    This setup allows you to push model artifacts to the repository, which can then be tagged and managed in terms of version control. You can use GitLab's CI/CD pipelines to automate the model training and deployment process, using the artifacts repository to store outcome models of each pipeline run.

    Please note, this code will create resources in your GitLab instance, and they may incur costs depending on your GitLab plan and usage. Always review the resources and the associated costs before creating resources in a cloud or remote environment.