How can I use the EG-CI’s resources?
Based on the different uses that are supported by the EG-CI, the users will be able to make requests for the following types of projects:
- “24/7 services” projects: This type of project is suitable for hosting 24/7 services, following the Virtual Private Server (VPS) model. There are two sub-categories, based on two major types of 24/7 services: “Precomputed databases” (hosting important data services) and “Computational servers” (hosting light on-demand computations).
- “On-demand computation” projects: This type of project is suitable for batches of computational tasks to be executed. There are two sub-categories: “Containerised computations” (computations based on containerised software) and “Non-containerised computations”.
- Cold-storage projects: This type of project allocates a particular amount of cold storage (e.g., tape storage) used to backup a dataset (or a group of datasets).
Each accepted request provides access to an appropriate amount of EG-CI resources. Each request is followed by a review process, unless the project requirements are below a predefined limit. In this case, the project is automatically accepted and all the requested resources are automatically allocated to the project.