Project Summary

Project Overview

The ability to aggregate, share, and analyze important large data sets while optimizing time to science has become essential to support multi-disciplinary and multi-institutional data-driven discovery. Cornell University and its partners, the University at Buffalo and the University of California, Santa Barbara, are creating a federated cloud in New York State and California.

Each site will operate standard cloud infrastructure components augmented with DIBBs storage assets including data analysis servers, scalable storage, and a Globus file transfer and sharing endpoint, all connected to the Internet at 10Gb.

This project will serve as an important model for campus cyberinfrastructure that other institutions can follow providing flexibility in support of multi-discipline scientific workflows, elasticity by sharing resources, and an allocation model that provides a fair exchange mechanism for resource access between and across multiple institutions.