The STFC Cloud is a dedicated cloud infrastructure which provides access to elastic compute resources for users across the facilities provided by STFC and partner organisations.
The STFC Cloud is designed to be flexible to allow as many different use cases as possible and aims to allow users to perform complex data analysis without the overheads of running their own infrastructure, an approach often referred to as Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS). The service provides an environment for development, testing and deploying services and is configured to create virtual environments based off a number of preset conditions. IRIS has invested in a substantial amount of CPU and GPU resources within the RAL cloud which are available through the Resource Allocation Panel.
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