Using the Elastic Cloud Compute Cluster on EGI Cloud

EC3 (Elastic Cloud Compute Cluster) is a tool to create elastic virtual clusters on Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) providers, either public (such as Amazon Web Services, Google Cloud or Microsoft Azure) or on-premises (such as OpenNebula and OpenStack). It supports the provisioning of clusters running TORQUE, SLURM, HTCondor, Mesos, Nomad, Kubernetes and others that will be automatically resized to fit the load (e.g. number of jobs at the batch system).

The following section of the documentation will guide you on how to:

  • Deploy simple EC3 elastic cluster on top of the IaaS providers of the EGI Cloud, either using the web interface or the command-line interface,
  • Run pre-configured scientific applications in the EC3 elastic cluster.

EC3 was presented in one of the EGI Webinars. Please see more details on the Indico page and the video recording on YouTube.

Next topics:
EC3 portal

Deploy a virtual cluster with EC3 using the portal.


Getting started with Elastic Cloud Compute Cluster on EGI Cloud with the Command Line Interface

EC3 applications and tools

How to run scientific applications and tools with EC3

Instructions for developers

How to integrate a new application in EC3