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CSC Pouta Cloud Course

CSC Pouta Cloud Course
Date: 23.10.2014 9:00 - 23.10.2014 16:15
Location details: -
Language: english-language
lecturers: Risto Laurikainen
Kalle Happonen
Tomasz Malkiewicz
Price: -
Additional Information

Course will give a practical guide on how to use released 14.04.2014 CSC Cloud service called Pouta.

Pouta Cloud in short:
  • New IaaS (Infrastructure as a Service) offering from CSC
  • Run your own virtual machines on CSC's supercluster (Taito)
  • Allows full control of applications, middleware 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 Pouta 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 Pouta cloud service is especially suitable are research projects in requiring complex application stacks, or applications with a browser-based user interfaces. Course will consist of hands-on exercises.

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 Cloud environment (configuration management, different operating systems)
12:00 - 13:00 Lunch
13:00 - 14:30 Demo and 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