Elastic Computing

Project Details

Project Lead
Paul Marshall 
Project Manager
Paul Marshall 
Project Members
Bradley Henke, Matthew Woitaszek  
University of Colorado at Boulder, Computer Science  
Computer Science (401) 


Infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) clouds can be used to extend site resources, such as a compute cluster or storage repository, to create elastic computing environments. However, at this time such extensions must be done manually by an administrator. This project will focus on tools and technologies to create elastic computing environments using IaaS clouds that adjust to changes in demand automatically and transparently.

Intellectual Merit

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Broader Impacts

Provide later

Scale of Use

In general it will only require periodic access to a handful of nodes. However, on occasion it may require access to hundred's of cores for a relatively short amount of time (a few hours at a time).