Cloud Computing Testbed Requirements

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A progress report and discussion about what is needed to support a cloud computing testbed for producing lessons learned and best practice for ESIP members to assess, test, and adopt cloud platforms for their research, development, and education:

  • discuss the matrix of requirements for cloud computing by ESIP members,
  • identify the possibility of cloud resources (Amazon, Microsoft, Nebula, Private Cloud),
  • identify potential applications to be running on potential cloud resources,
  • a execution plan for the testbed with a target of presenting in the summer meeting.

Earth Science Information Requirements and Computational Characteristics

  • Data Intensive (Disk I/O, Network I/O)
  • Computing Intensive (Numerical Models)
  • Concurrent Intensive (Popular Services)
  • Cloud Virtual Hosting
  • Intensity Spikes
  • Scalability/Reliability (guarantee % of up time)

Vendor Capabilities

  • Scalability/Reliability (guarantee % of up time)
  • Maximum or Available Capacity
    • Operation
    • Spike
    • CPU Core
    • RAM
    • Storage
    • Network (In-bound, Out-bound)
  • Cost Model (how vendor charge the following aspects) and Cost
    • Operation
    • Spike
    • CPU Core
    • RAM
    • Storage
    • Network (In-bound, Out-bound)
    • Other Facility (e.g., auto scaling, queue, logs, analyses, etc.)
  • Available User Interfaces
    • Web Interface
    • SSH Linux type of interface
    • Or community open APIs
  • Supported Services
    • SaaS, PaaS, IaaS, etc.
    • Supported OS
    • Apache Hadoop
    • Persistent object store
    • Intercloud
  • Usability and Manageability
  • Security and Auditability (FISMA supports)
  • References supporting other science-based orgs
    • Successful Domain Projects
    • Deployed science-domain projects using their platform