IAAS-4: Request and use a virtual cluster
An XSEDE-allocated 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.
User Importance Summary:
Researchers are increasingly using externally hosted ("cloud") virtual machines to extend their computing environments without requiring capital investment.
Target Communities and Sizes:
Researchers - O(1000) Science gateways - O(10)