Executive Summary: A researcher obtains exclusive access to a virtual cluster (a predefined suite of hosted computer systems and/or storage volumes) with expert assistance by a service provider.
No effort or changes are proposed at this time. This use case is fully supported by XSEDE's Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) resource providers.
|Component||User facing?||Component’s role in the capability|
|Service Provider IaaS (Cloud) Services||yes||Some of the Service Providers (SPs) that offers IaaS resources provide a user interface for requesting provisioning of a Virtual Cluster (VC). In some cases, the mechanism is fully automated, while in others, the Service Provider's staff members implement requests as they are received.|