Jetstream launched September 1!
Jetstream partners announced the September 1 date for the system to go into full operation at the XSEDE16 Conference in Miami, Fla., this week. Indiana University’s Pervasive Technology Institute is the lead institution on the five-year, $11 million NSF grant to create, implement and operate Jetstream.
Designed to be accessible and approachable to a wide range of researchers, Jetstream is the first of its kind supported by NSF: a cloud-based, on-demand system for 24/7 access to computing and data analysis tools that are integrated into the national research ecosystem.
Jetstream, led by the Indiana University Pervasive Technology Institute (PTI), will add cloud-based computation to the national cyberinfrastructure. Researchers will be able to create virtual machines on the remote resource that look and feel like their lab workstation or home machine, but are able to harness thousands of times the computing power. Click here to see a slide deck that provides a quick overview of Jetstream.
Jetstream will provide the following core capabilities:
- Use Virtual Machines interactively - when a researcher or student logs into Jetstream they will have access to a library of public Virtual machines pre-configured to do a variety of important scientific tasks (including a generic Linux VM into which any application developer or user can add software of their own choosing. You can use a pre-created VM and then save a personalized version to your private library. In general when a researcher or student logs into Jetstream they will see views of the public library and their own private libraryread more...
- Researchers and students can move data to and from Jetstream using Globus Transfer
- Use virtual desktops. Intended for researchers and students at institutions with limited local network access or local cyberinfrastructure, virtual desktops will let a researcher or student access Jetstream from a tablet or laptop device over a cellular network connectionread more...
- Publish VMs with a DOI. Researchers and students will have the ability to bundle up an analysis they have done as part of a research project, store it in IU's digital archive, and have a DOI associated with it. So you can publish your analysis, with a DOI, in support of your scientific research! (Note: this is a service that IU is offering in support of Jetstream; it's not available as a general VM publishing service but perhaps it's a reason you should consider Jetstream for your research!)read more...
Jetstream will be attractive to communities who have not been users of traditional HPC systems, but who would benefit from advanced computational capabilities. Among those groups are researchers in biology, atmospheric science, observational astronomy, and the social sciences.