Using Rice’s Private VM Cloud

Learn about ORION, Rice’s private VM research computing cloud. ORION allows you to develop custom disk images, perform custom compute jobs that do not rise to the level of requiring supercomputing resources, and even host web applications. ORION also works very effectively with Rice’s other networked computing resources, such as networked storage and our supercomputing clusters. In this workshop, we will introduce you to the infrastructure, to its web interface for provisioning resources, and to some use cases such as post-processing data and hosting custom websites.