Atmosphere, CyVerse's cloud-computing platform allows you to launch your own isolated virtual machine (VM) image and software, using compute resources such as CyVerse-provided software suites, and preconfigured, frequently used analysis routines, relevant algorithms, and datasets. Before you can begin using Atmosphere, you must have a CyVerse account and be granted access to Atmosphere.

About Atmosphere

Atmosphere is an easy to use web application, on-demand environment that is designed to accommodate computationally and data-intense bioinformatics tasks, including Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) with advanced APIs; Platform as a Service (PaaS), for developing and deploying software to the science community; and Software as a Service (SaaS).

Key Features

  • Access virtual machine images preconfigured with an operating system and software to help you do scientific computations in domain-specific tasks
  • Find and use tools with the intuitive self-service portal
  • Easily manage virtual machines
  • Publish your own software suites, create your own work environments, and run the software for community use
  • Access your data in the Data Store, including high-performance computing (HPC) and grid computing environments
  • Integrate with existing infrastructure components using API services
  • Easily generate and manage statistical reporting of user resources for total CPU hours and memory usages, total instances and applications launched by user, cloud monitoring, and on-demand intelligence resource allocation

Within Atmosphere, you launch an instance (a launched image of a virtual machine), selecting from the list of available images (a template of a virtual machine containing an installed operating system, software, and configuration). Though not required, it is recommended that you familiarize yourself with Linux command-line, as some actions require some degree of knowledge of the command-line interface.

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