Innovations from the early user phase on the Jetstream Research Cloud
Richard Knepper, Jeremy Fischer, Craig Stewart, David Hancock, Matthew Link
Citation: Position Papers of the 2016 Federated Conference on Computer Science and Information Systems, M. Ganzha, L. Maciaszek, M. Paprzycki (eds). ACSIS, Vol. 9, pages 127–131 (2016)
Abstract. We describe the Jetstream cyberinfrastructure for research, a purpose-built system with the goal of supporting ``long-tail'' research by providing a flexible infrastructure that can provide academic cloud services. Jetstream offers a library of virtual machines and allows the user to create their own virtual machines in order to provide an open cloud for science that allows both on-demand and persistent instances. The system is currently in early-user mode and a number of partner institutions are already creating and using images in the system. This paper details some of the early work being done with the system to create high performance clusters in an on-demand fashion to support scientific work directly as well as serve as capability backend to scientific gateways such as CyVerse and Galaxy.
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