The components are totally application-neutral. They have been successfully used in bioinformatics, computational chemistry, smart cities, geophysics and physics among other examples. It currently supports automatic management of batch queues managed by SLURM, TORQUE and container-based infrastructures managed by MESOS. At industrial level, it has been adopted by an ICT company for the provisioning of resources for internal projects. It is also important to state that it has been integrated within the EGI infrastructure and it is part of the INDIGO-DC software release.
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Specific needs / Value Proposition:
EC3 suite provides self-managed infrastructure as code services specially tailored for computing intensive applications, both at batch jobs and containers, portable to a wide range of public and on-premise Infrastructure as a Service Cloud offerings”.
Specific benefits / Value Proposition:
The main strategic features are basically xXX: 1) Infrastructure agnosticism, as the virtual infrastructures defined can be immediately ported to different infrastructures without requiring major changes (base image and credentials mainly); 2) Repeatability, by providing the capability of redeploying a virtual infrastructure from scratch as needed; 3) Horizontal elasticity, by providing the capability of expanding or shrinking the worker nodes automatically, based on the usage demand; 4) Versatility, thanks to the expressivity power of Ansible® – the main language used for the configuration of software, which also leverages the wide range of existing recipes in the public catalogue of Ansible® Galaxy.
Current version is in production stage, expecting to have new improvements during the EUBra-BIGSEA lifetime to increase performance (self creation of base images), interoperability (TOSCA support), integration with other components of the project.