Just getting started with your gateway? Our free hosting service allows you to get going with minimal fuss.

Our Hosting Service

Our hosting service provides a limited amount of space on the Rodeo system at the Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC). It is available free of charge to US-based gateway projects for up to 6 months of time.

Rodeo is a powerful cloud resource that allows for the full customization of computational environments and lets users create virtual machines, host data, and provide services of benefit to the science gateway community. Each project approved for hosting time via SGCI will be given a quota of 3 VMs with each VM consisting of 2 VCPUs, 20 GB of Disk, and 4 GB of RAM in addition to a single public, floating IP with your own private project network. Additional configurations are available upon request. A basic security group allowing traffic on the standard web ports (80 and 443) will be provided with additional configurations available upon request. Additional storage is available (either in the form of volumes or larger instances) upon request.

The Rodeo environment is meant as a test/sandbox environment and does not have any backup capabilities. Please ensure you have backed up any code and services you deploy on the system. Also, the system may be unavailable at times due to maintenance periods.

Just apply using the form below.

Getting Started with SGCI Hosting

Once you have successfully applied and been granted SGCI hosting time you can get access to SGCI's hosting system and get started. Please check out our guide on how to get your account and environment set up. The guide also includes how to get a sample portal started using HUBzero.

Getting Started on SGCI Hosting with HUBzero (PDF)

Our Partner Jetstream's Hosting Service

Jetstream, led by the Indiana University Pervasive Technology Institute (PTI), offers cloud-based, on-demand computing and data analysis resources. Our partner Jetstream provides hosting services through the eXtreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment (XSEDE). XSEDE provides XSEDE User Portal (XUP) accounts free of charge. XSEDE allocations require that the Principal Investigator (PI) be a US-based researcher. 

Jetstream Cloud is an Infrastructure-as-a-Service platform comprised of two geographically separated OpenStack+Ceph clusters, each supporting hundreds of virtual machines and data volumes. The two cloud systems are integrated via a user-friendly web application, Atmosphere, that provides a user interface for common cloud computing operations, authentication to XSEDE via Globus, and an expressive set of web service APIs. Jetstream enables on-demand access to interactive, user-configurable computing and analysis capability. Jetstream also provides both Horizon GUI and OpenStack command line API access for gateway providers to provision and maintain their gateway virtual machines, giving full control over all aspects of the VM. 

Getting Started with Jetstream

For more information about Jetstream, please view the Jetstream Wiki at wiki.jetstream-cloud.org or email help@jetstream-cloud.org for any questions.