XSEDE Capability Delivery Plan for "IAAS-4: Request and use a virtual cluster"

Use Case IAAS-04: Request and use a virtual cluster

Area: Scientific Computing
URLs: Public, Review

Executive Summary: A researcher obtains exclusive access to a virtual cluster (a predefined suite of hosted computer systems and/or storage volumes) with expert assistance by a service provider.

First CDP: 2018-08-24
Current CDP: 2018-08-24
Current Implementation Status: 
Time & Effort Summary: 

No effort or changes are proposed at this time. This use case is fully supported by XSEDE's Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) resource providers.

This capability is currently supported by the following 1 components:
Component User facing? Component’s role in the capability
Service Provider IaaS (Cloud) Services yes Some of the Service Providers (SPs) that offers IaaS resources provide a user interface for requesting provisioning of a Virtual Cluster (VC). In some cases, the mechanism is fully automated, while in others, the Service Provider's staff members implement requests as they are received.