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CSC cPouta Cloud Course

CSC cPouta Cloud Course
Date: 02.06.2015 9:00 - 02.06.2015 16:15
Location details: -
Language: english-language
lecturers: Risto Laurikainen
Kalle Happonen
Peter Jenkins
Price: -
Additional Information

This course will give a practical introduction to using CSC's cloud service cPouta.

cPouta cloud in short:
  • New IaaS (Infrastructure as a Service) offering from CSC
  • Based on the open source OpenStack software
  • Run your own virtual machines on CSC's supercluster (Taito)
  • Allows full control of applications and operating system
  • Permits direct connection to the Internet, providing new collaboration opportunities
  • With great power comes greater responsibilities, users must manage and secure their servers

The cPouta cloud service is meant for all fields of science. It allows users to solve computational challenges which have not previously been possible to run on CSC's other systems. Some examples where the cPouta cloud service is especially suitable are research projects that require complex application stacks or applications with a browser based user interface. The course will consist of a lecture and hands-on exercises.

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09:00 - 09:15 Welcome
09:15 – 10:00 Introduction to clouds and clouds at CSC
10:00 - 10:30 Coffee break
10:30 - 11:30 Introduction to OpenStack (client interfaces, comparison to traditional HPC, storage in OpenStack)
11:30 - 12:00 Tips for efficient use of the cloud environment (configuration management, different operating systems)
12:00 - 13:00 Lunch
13:00 - 14:30 Hands-on exercises
14:30 - 15:00 Coffee break
15:00 - 16:15 Troubleshooter: Interactive session to deal with open questions and specific problems
Course materials