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Jetstream2 regional cloud to be integrated with Red Cloud at Cornell

Contact: Paul Redfern
Cell: (607) 227-1865

FOR RELEASE: September 7, 2022

Indiana University selected the Cornell University Center for Advanced Computing (CAC) as one of four regional cloud sites for the National Science Foundation-funded Jetstream2 project. Other regional clouds will be deployed at Arizona State University, the University of Hawaii, and the Texas Advanced Computing Center in Austin, Texas.

"We're integrating the regional Jetstream2 cloud with Red Cloud at Cornell to further explore federated cloud computing and to make OpenStack enhancements that will benefit the wider community," says CAC director Rich Knepper. Cornell's regional cloud is 1,024 cores and has 768 terabytes of storage.

While modest in size, the regional clouds will serve important purposes within the Jetstream2 project by providing data locality and integration with local resources that are necessary for data-intensive computation, proximity to local instrumentation, and feedback to institutions interested in composable campus clouds.

On September 7th Indiana University announced that the Jetstream2 primary cloud is now in production and offers 8 petaFLOPS of virtual supercomputing power and 17 petabytes of storage.

In addition to being selected as a regional cloud site, CAC is developing online training for the national Jetstream2 user community.