[ASA] Astronomy OpenStack Virtual Machines Training Session - Thursday January 28th (announcement and registration details)

Jarrod Hurley jhurley at swin.edu.au
Thu Jan 14 10:37:45 AEDT 2021

Dear All,

We would like to announce an upcoming training session for prospective users of the NeCTAR Cloud network, in particular the resources dedicated for astronomy access on the Swinburne cell.

The training session will be conducted via Zoom on Thursday January 28 between 12-1pm. It is targeted at users with little to no experience with cloud computing.

It will involve:
- a general introduction to cloud computing and OpenStack;
- a demonstration on setting up a simple virtual machine (VM);
- a brief overview of some other possible, more advanced, workflows, and;
- time for questions.

The resources available for dedicated astronomy use consist of 2,000 virtual CPUs, with attachable volume storage and advanced networking (e.g. DNS zones, floating IP addresses, virtual routers), utilised via the OpenStack cloud computing platform. VMs can be provisioned in a variety of different 'flavours' to accommodate a broad spectrum of workflows. Single VMs will typically comprise up to 8 or 16 virtual CPUs and 16 or 32 GB RAM (although larger sizes are possible upon request).

It is envisaged that these resources will be of interest to small-job use cases that do not require the full blown infrastructure of a high-performance computing (HPC) facility and/or will benefit from the flexibility of working outside of a HPC environment. However, there is currently no restriction on use case and we are keen to see how this resource can be of benefit to a variety of astronomy workflows. This tutorial will be an opportunity for you to find out if cloud computing suits your needs.

To register your interest please send an email to <openstack at adacs.org.au<mailto:openstack at adacs.org.au>> noting your name and institution.
Details for connecting to the event will be sent to those who have registered prior to the date.

David Liptai & Jarrod Hurley

This event is provided by Astronomy Data and Computing Services (ADACS).

ADACS is a collaboration between Swinburne University of Technology and Curtin University. It is funded under the Astronomy National Collaborative Research Infrastructure Strategy (NCRIS) Program via Astronomy Australia Ltd (AAL).

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