Cloud

Cloud
October 3, 2014 Fuller

Cloud computing is scalable, convenient, accessible and collaborative. Our Cloud services remove the burden of operating your own server infrastructure and is a place where you can easily access your research applications and data online.

The services provided by the cloud include:

  • Compute resources for running simulation and data analysis software.
  • Hosting of web sites, databases and other online applications.
  • Hosting of online data sets and data analysis tools.
  • Hosting of online research tools and domain-specific virtual laboratories.
  • Public or private virtual machine hosting

TANGO, a cloud solution that can handle it.

Coming soon. Apply to be an Early Adopter!

TANGO Cloud is part of a specialised hardware cluster built using a combination of Dell EMC and VMWare hardware and software technologies to deliver a hybrid Cloud platform.

This platform consists of core technologies that allows easy and fast expansion for the delivery of high performance cloud solutions.
It has the added capability of bursting to other cloud providers thus being flexible and capable to take on various resource and workload demands.

The TANGO Cloud is a highly available production grade platform, accessible to organisations who want to trial or develop solutions without having to make large initial investments.

What is the Australian Research Cloud?

The Australian Research Cloud has been funded by the Commonwealth Government of Australia through the NeCTAR project and is sustained by participating universities, research institutions and State governments.

By 2015 it will consist of  8 cloud Nodes across all states of Australia, providing a computing resource of almost 30,000 processing cores.

Right now there are six cloud Nodes up and running and available for research use, with a total of over 20,000 processing cores. The South Australian Node is managed by eRSA and consists of almost 3,000 cores.

The Australian Research Cloud is accessible to researchers at a low cost or on the basis of merit.

How to access the Australian Research Cloud

Our Cloud user guide provides information on how to access and use the Australian Research Cloud.

  • “Having access to greater computer power helps us put in place a more realistic model in terms of the number of atoms you can have in the system and that improves the predictive power of the calculations.”
    Professor Andrea GersonMinerals and Materials Science & Technology
  • “Open source intelligence is about extracting information from blogs, news sites and social media platforms, any information that can be freely accessed online. There’s way too much information out there for an individual or group of people to comprehend, so we have created automated tools to allow our users to extract the data they need...access to the latest technology allow[s] us to continue to provide the best platforms to our end-users.”
    David BlockowData to Decisions CRC
  • “The supercomputing facilities at eResearch SA permit analysis of a host of interesting problems in evolutionary biology. It is the only computer system in SA that can perform certain complex calculations required to infer large evolutionary trees and associated patterns of evolution.”  
    Associate Professor Michael LeeSouth Australian Museum
  • “It would be impossible to do the type of research that we’re doing without them – it is a major factor in achieving our research outcomes.”  
    Associate Professor Con DoolanSchool of Mechanical Engineering, University of Adelaide
  • "The eRSA support is very personal and solution-focused and not just a brushing off 'it's-your-fault-check-your-code' kind of support which one sometimes gets from University tech supports. I very much appreciate the help."  
    Sven SchellenbergSchool of Science, RMIT University
  • On using an eResearch program to complete 3D modelling of architectural records: “We were able to build an interactive, photo image model of the [historical South Australian property Joseph Elliot’s cottage] home – transforming simple sketches and floor plans into an interactive 3D experience... what we have now is a computerised model that allows us to experience the Elliott house beyond just words on paper”.
    Associate Professor Christine Garnaut

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