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Glenna

The purpose of the Glenna Nordic Cloud project is to share knowledge and set best practices on managing cloud services and to create a Nordic federated cloud service, driven by the need of the Nordic researchers.

The goal of the project is to give federated access to cloud resources in the Nordic countries and all of the below services are accessible through their respective national federations. They will be accessible through Kalmar2 and consequently by the users nationally federated identity in all of the Nordics.

The Kalmar e-identity Union is a cross-Nordic authentication system for higher education and research.

More detailed information about the project at the Glenna overview wiki page.

Services

Component

Description

URL

Kalmar2

Organization

Country

Pouta Blueprints

PaaS iPython NB

pb.csc.fi

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CSC

Finland

DeIC Data

SaaS Cloud Storage

data.deic.dk

DeIC

Denmark

Lifeportal

SaaS Bioinformatics

lifeportal.uio.no

UiO

Norway


Pouta Blueprints: is an open source project (https://github.com/CSC-IT-Center-for-Science/pouta-blueprints) that can be used to provision temporary resources (VMs or containers) in an OpenStack cloud. A pilot service providing Jupyter and RStudio notebooks is running in cPouta.

DeIC Data: an online data storage and synchronization service for secure sharing and accessing active research data and storing large data sets. The service is in pilot-production.

Lifeportal: gives you easy access to the High Performance Computing cluster Abel at the University of Oslo. The Galaxy based Lifeportal has a continuously growing list of services, and among them the most widely used tools in bioinformatics.

The following presentation gives further background information on Glenna: https://wiki.neic.no/w/ext/img_auth.php/f/fb/ECMWF_talk.pdf