CAC was an early adopter of cloud technologies.
Lessons learned helped us design and deploy one of the nation's first campus cloud services
called Red Cloud.
Cornell researchers use Red Cloud to reduce time to science and our consultants create cloud images
to facilitate model analyses such as
simulating carbon-cycling enzymes.
Red Cloud delivers on-demand elasticity for science and engineering applications
and research portals. Users have access to dedicated rather than oversubscribed CPU
and RAM, and there is no charge for network traffic. These features, along with Nvidia GPUs,
are especially appealing to researchers.
CAC developed cloud computing training for the national research community as a collaborator on the
NSF-funded Jetstream project
and is currently developing Cornell Virtual Workshop modules for Jetstream 2.
With NSF support, CAC built a federated cloud model for large-scale data analysis
known as the Aristotle Cloud Federation.
CAC also enhanced its knowledge and skills in
the development of cloud-ready research applications
and the use of self-scaling and reproducible clusters.
have participated in the Aristotle project.
OpenStack Cloud Deployments
CAC deputy director Rich Knepper leads the XSEDE Cyberinfrastructure Resource Integration (CRI) team that helps U.S.
campuses implement OpenStack cloud deployments by providing remote or on-site consulting assistance.
There is no fee for this service.