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Cloud Computing

National Cloud Computing Report Available

Cloud computing is a viable technology for select research computing applications. To learn more, read the XSEDE Cloud Survey Report. This report analyzed data from 80 projects from around the globe. Cloud benefits and challenges are described from a user perspective. See also the article in Nature: Cloud computing beckons scientists.

Building a Cloud for Research

CAC was early adopter of cloud technologies. Lessons learned helped us to design a public cloud service called Red Cloud.

Red Cloud delivers on-demand elasticity for science and engineering applications, science gateways, and academic labs. Users have access to dedicated rather than oversubscribed CPU and GPU cores and RAM, and there is no charge for network traffic. These features are especially appealing to researchers.

Steven Lee
Systems Consultant

CAC developed cloud computing training for the national research community as a collaborator on the NSF-funded Jetstream project.

CAC was also awarded a $7.1 million grant from the NSF to build a federated cloud for large-scale data analysis known as the Aristotle Cloud Federation.