Red Cloud is an on-demand research computing service available by subscription.
Two Red Cloud services are available:
- The basic offering, called “Red Cloud,” is an Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) that runs Eucalyptus, the open source cloud computing platform. Subscribers have root access to virtual servers and virtual disks.
- The second offering, “Red Cloud with MATLAB,” is a Software as a Service (SaaS) that runs MATLAB Distributed Computing Server and features NVIDIA GPUs. Subscribers program applications on their desktops using their licensed copy of Parallel Computing Toolbox™ and then scale up to Red Cloud with MATLAB using MATLAB Distributed Computing Server.
Deployed by CAC as a flexible computing and data analysis resource for Cornell University researchers and their collaborators, Red Cloud services are available to researchers at other academic institutions.
Industry may access Red Cloud as an IaaS through the center’s corporate program.
Why Cloud Computing
Cloud computing has the potential to advance research discoveries and prepare students for STEM careers by making computing, software, and data resources more readily available at an economy of scale.
If you need a server up and running yesterday, a big fast machine for just months or weeks at a time, or one server running continuously and economically, but you don’t want to run you own server or cluster, cloud computing may be for you.
Why Red Cloud
Red Cloud provides predictable, reproducible, and reliable performance. There are no hidden costs. Your first subscription will include 50GB storage and you’ll have fast access to your data via 10Gb Ethernet in and out of the cloud at no additional charge. Expert consulting is available. And, as a subscription service, budgeting for Red Cloud is easy. There’s no billing surprises.