Virtual machine request

Request to host a science gateway, allocate a web service, or support central XSEDE infrastructure

The Quarry Gateway Web Services Hosting system at Indiana University consists of multiple Intel-based Hewlett-Packard servers, geographically distributed for failover at the IU Bloomington and IUPUI Data Centers.

A standard VM consists of 1 virtual CPU, 4 GB of memory, and 10 GB of persistent local storage. Service owners are granted root access to their virtual machine. The 427 TB Data Capacitor WAN (Lustre) file system can also be mounted for larger project and scratch space. Support for the XSEDE Wide File System will be explored as the system is developed. The host operating system is CentOS 6. The supported virtual machine operating systems are Red Had Enterprise Linux, CentOS, and Ubuntu Linux.

Quarry is used solely for hosting Science Gateway and Web Service allocations, or services to support central XSEDE infrastructure. Requests are restricted to members of approved projects that have a web service component.

ServersDescriptionQuantityDetails

HP ProLiant DL160

Front-end servers that host virtual machines (VMs) based on the Kernel-based Virtual Machine (KVM) virtualization infrastructure.

8

• Runs Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

• Configured with dual quad-core Intel Xeon E5603 processors and a 10 Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) adapter

• Each has 96 GB of RAM

HP ProLiant DL360

Front-end servers that host virtual machines (VMs) based on the Kernel-based Virtual Machine (KVM) virtualization infrastructure.

2

• Runs Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

• Configured with dual quad-core Intel Xeon E5603 processors and a 10 Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) adapter

• Each has 128 GB of RAM

HP ProLiant DL180

With HP storage arrays; provides VM block storage

4

• Configured with a quad-core Intel Xeon E5606 processor, a 10 GbE adapter, and a RAID controller attached to an HP

• Each storage array has 12 GB of RAM

HP ProLiant DL380

Provides VM block storage

2

• Configured with a quad-core Intel Xeon E5606 processor, a 10 GbE adapter, and a RAID controller attached to an HP

• Each storage array has 32 GB of RAM

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