QRIScloud delivers a flexible range of services tailored to meet the requirements of researchers, members, and partners. This document summarises the QRIScloud service catalogue. Further information is available in the QRIScloud Guide.
The QRIScloud service catalogue is organised as a hierarchy with each catalogue item (and sub-item) representing an individual service that a QRIScloud user can request for provisioning. Some of the services in the QRIScloud service catalogue are currently not requested through and/or provisioned by QRIScloud. This is due to the level of integration between QRIScloud and third-party providers and the continued evolution of the service delivery platform. With tighter integration with third-parties and the maturing of the service delivery platform, more and more services will be able to be requested and provisioned through QRIScloud.
|Standard Storage||Frequent Access||A disk storage and access facility for datasets that are either changing or require frequent access. Offered through NFS interface and SSH.
|Infrequent Access||Combined disk and tape storage and access facility for datasets that are accessed less frequently, are less volatile and are not being used for compute intensive work. Offered through NFS interface and SSH.
|MeDiCI||Provides an enhanced disk caching layer with tape storage to present the same data collection simultaneously to multiple services via local caches. Data is seamlessly replicated between local caches and the home cache. Data can be accessed via NFS, SSH, Nextcloud (browser-based sync-and-share), Swift, S3, and CIFS.||QRIScloud|
|Archive Storage||Archival storage for datasets. Data may be held off-line.||QRIScloud|
|Virtual Machine||Compute Intensive||In Compute Intensive, virtual machines are configured such that each virtual CPU (vCPU) corresponds to a physical core on the underlying computer.||Nectar Research Cloud|
|Compute Lite||In Compute Intensive, virtual machines are configured such that they are over-committed to share the physical cores and memory on the underlying computer, allowing more virtual machines to run on a single compute node. These virtual machines are suited to less intense workload, such as web portals.||Nectar Research Cloud|
|Computational Storage||Volume Storage||High-speed persistent disk storage that can be written and read like a physical computer’s hard drive. Volume storage is independent of VMs and can be attached to a single VM at a time for computation.||Nectar Research Cloud|
|Object Storage||Storage that contains "objects" that an application can "get" and "put" using the HTTP protocol. Suited to data that is written once and read often.||Nectar Research Cloud|
|Manila Storage||Presents a File System-as-a-Service which can be simultaneoulsy connected to multiple VMs within a tenant.||Nectar Research Cloud|
|NCI HPC||High performance (supercomputer) compute facility. Allocations can be requested annualy through the NCMAS round, or all through the year through QCIF's NCI allocation.||NCI / QRIScloud|
|Awoonga||A high throughput compute cluster that is optimised for running serial jobs requiring up to 16 cores. Awoonga supports small message passing with low bandwidth requirements.||QRIScloud|
|FlashLite||A research computer to conduct data-intensive science and innovation. FlashLite supports applications that need very high performance secondary memory as well as large amounts of primary memory. FlashLite is not a general purpose HPC system.||QRIScloud|
|Marketplace||An application and services portal to provide access to portals, applications, and tools to enhance research. Applications in the marketplace can be operated and supported either through QRIScloud or third-party providers.||QRIScloud|
|Engagement services||Expert advice to help match QRIScloud services to research needs and to realise the value of the services and to maximise the use of services.||QRIScloud|
|Engineering services||Software engineering expertise to develop and deliver software services and products.||QRIScloud|
|Managed services||System administration and data management expertise to deliver end-to-end managed services of your QRIScloud resources.||QRIScloud|