QRIScloud Service Catalogue Datasheet

QRIScloud Services


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.

 

QRISdata    
Item Sub-Item Description Request through
Standard Storage Frequent Access A disk storage and access facility for datasets that are either changing or require frequent access. Offered through NFS interface, SSH, Aspera Shares, Aspera Drive, and Nextcloud. QRIScloud
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, SSH, Aspera Shares, Aspera Drive, and Nextcloud. QRIScloud
Mediaflux Storage Standard Provides enhanced metadata management for datasets, automatic versioning of digital assets, with several access mechanisms, which include Mediaflux Desktop and Asset Explorer as well as SFTP. Datasets can be exposed through customisable Mediaflux portals.  
Encrypted The same as the Standard Mediflux, however, data is automatically encrypted at rest to provide greater security for your sensitive data. QRIScloud
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. QRIScloud
Archive Storage   Archival storage for datasets. Data may be held off-line. QRIScloud
Data mirror   The provision of a copy of your dataset on another node. QRIScloud
Data movement Hoover Ingest from a range of USB-attached media at high speed. QRIScloud
  Dustbuster Ingest using a portable 20TB network-attached storage device to collect data from users. Dustbuster can also be used for data movement to other storage. QRIScloud

 

 
QRIScompute    
Item Sub-Item Description Request through
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
Special VM Elastic Compute A short term allocation of compute capacity in the form of virtual machines. QRIScloud elastic compute VMs can run for up to 7 days, and can have up to 16 cores. QRIScloud
Large Memory Large memory virtual machines are provided with up to 900GB of RAM memory and up to 60 cores. Virtual machines are hand-managed by QCIF, and made available for periods of up to two weeks. Extensions may be granted, depending on demand. QRIScloud
GPU Virtual machines containing two Tesla K20m GPUs can be made available for periods of up to two weeks. Extensions may be granted, depending on demand. QRIScloud
Nimrod Service   Parallel job scheduler for workflow compute use cases, including parametric experiments. QRIScloud
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
Euramoo   A cloud-based compute cluster that is optimised for running serial jobs requiring up to 16 cores. Euramoo 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

 

QRISmarketplace    
Item   Description Request through
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
       

 

Professional services
Item   Description Request through
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

About QRIScloud

QRIScloud is a large-scale cloud computing and data storage service.  It is aimed at stimulating and accelerating research use of computing across all disciplines. 

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