We would like to invite all interested current and future users to a training workshop on introductory level at HPC2N, Umeå, on Oct 10. We will introduce cloud computing in general, including covering best practices around security. The majority of time will be spent in lab sessions on basic usage of the IaaS cloud.
Please register here.
Note the the number of participants are limited to around 25, and spots will be filled on a first-come-first serve basis.
You need to bring a laptop, no prior experience of using cloud resources are required.
The work on SNIC Science Cloud is progressing rapidly. Today we are operating two fully functional regions (at HPC2N and C3SE), with capacity to host over 2000 VCPUs. That capacity will soon double with the addition of our third region provided by the UPPMAX centre.
As part of assessing the readiness of the project to start delivering production resources, we gathered last week for an Information Security Workshop organized by the SNIC office. It was two intensive days filled with interesting potential scenarios, and corresponding mitigation options.
One major outcome of the workshop was a more extensive list of topics that we need to carefully explain to the users of the IaaS systems, in a structured manner. This is important input that we will bring with us into the work on finalizing a draft service description for SSC, and a security guideline, that we are currently working on.
One prevalent problem for SSC has been a constant shortage of IPv4 addresses. Fortunately, it is now possible to use IPv6 with your instances. You can find a tutorial for how to enable the interfaces in your instances, and read about the requirements client-side to access instances over IPv6 here: https://github.com/SNICScienceCloud/technical-training/tree/master/how-to-use-IPv6