Chipster on Applications on Demand
The EGI Applications on Demand (AoD) service is EGI’s response to the requirements of researchers who are interested in using applications in a on-demand fashion together with the compute and storage environment needed to compute and store data.
You can order and access the service through the EGI Marketplace.
The service combines compute and storage cloud with Application-development and hosting frameworks to run custom scientific applications, and/or to turn those into applications into online data analysis services that can be accessed by scientists worldwide.
The portfolio of applications is currently composed by a readily available set of applications relevant to different scientific and research areas. This portfolio is open to be extended thanks to the contributions of users of the service. If you are interested in this, please get in touch with us: support (at) egi.eu
The main target groups of this service are:
The main target groups of the applications that are already hosted in this service are:
The scientific applications that are already available in this service are:
The service includes:
Cloud compute and storage resources to host and scale up scientific applications.
Cloud access and application-hosting frameworks (to run and to operate your own scientific application in the cloud environment): that offer integrated development environments to port custom applications with cloud resources.
VMOps dashboard: a graphical environment for the management of Virtual Machines (VM) in the federated network of clouds that enable the Applications on Demand service. User documentation is available here.
Elastic Cloud Compute Cluster (EC3): a portal that allows the creation of elastic virtual clusters in the cloud. Those clusters can then host your scientific application either directly, or via Apache Mesos, Chronos, Kubernetes, Marathon, OSCAR or SLURM. Instructions for application developers are available here.
Science Software on Demand (SSoD): a programmable interface of a RESTful API Server to provide an easy access PaaS layer by leveraging recent Web technologies. Instructions for application developers are available here
The service is open for any scientific software developer who needs a scalable and user-friendly application execution and hosting environment to offer data/compute intensive scientific applications online.
Access requires acceptance of Acceptable Use Policy (AUP) and Conditions of the 'EGI Applications on Demand Service'.
Users of the service are asked to provide appropriate acknowledgement of the use in scientific publications. The following acknowledgement text can be used for this purpose:
This work used the EGI Applications on Demand service, which is co-funded by the EOSC-hub project (grant number 777536). The HNSciCloud project (grant number 687614) is also sponsoring the service, allowing users to access the HNSciCloud services pilot for limited scale usage using the voucher schemes provided by the Exoscale contractor.
When requesting access to AoD users are guided through a lightweight registration process. Members of the EGI support team will perform a lightweight vetting process to validate the users' requests before granting the access to the resources.
Once granted access, each user will have a grant with a pre-defined quota of resources, which can be used to run the application of choice. This grant includes:
The grant to run applications is initially valid for 6 months and can be extended/renewed upon request.
Please check the EGI Marketplace guide for further details.
Main scientific paper describing the service and status:
Presentations about the service:
Chipster on Applications on Demand
Exoscale vouchers on Applications on Demand