CISL Seminar Series: Introduction to Jetstream - the NSF's first production research and education cloud

08/14/2019 - 10:00am
Main Seminar Room

Title: Introduction to Jetstream - the NSF's first production research and education cloud

Speaker: Jeremy Fischer



Jetstream is a production cloud system funded by the NSF for the national science and engineering research communities. Jetstream is a user-friendly cloud computing environment for researchers based on OpenStack using the Atmosphere interface developed by CyVerse/iPlant . It is designed to provide configurable cyberinfrastructure that gives researchers access to interactive computing and data analysis resources on demand, whenever and wherever they want to analyze their data. While Jetstream's primary focus is on easy of use and broad accessibility, access to more powerful API features is also available, creating a flexible environment for users ranging from cloud/hpc novices to experts. As part of the XSEDE national cyber-infrastructure, there is no monetary cost to researchers for using Jetstream. Today's presentation will focus on an overview of Jetstream, what it is and is not, how it may fit into your research or education environment, and how access Jetstream. Following the presentation will be a question and answer period. 


Jeremy Fischer is the Manager for the Jetstream project, working for UITS Research Technologies at Indiana University. Prior to returning to IU in 2012, he was the Director for Unix Systems and Security at a regional ISP for several years and was the CEO of a multi-store retail chain for ten years following that. Finding that technology was his true professional passion, he returned to IU, first working with small scale clusters and then with practical applications of cloud computing. As part of the Jetstream team, he contributes as the technical outreach manager to researchers and also as the author and librarian for the virtual machine featured images among other duties.


Refreshments will be served at 9:45 a.m.!


Date: Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Time: 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Location: Mesa Lab, Main Seminar Room (MSR)