As of February 1, 2017, more than 35 million SUs have been allocated to users of Jetstream, and more than 1,100 people have accounts on the system. Adoption of Jetstream has been particularly rapid among life scientists and earth scientists. In addition to the people who have accounts on Jetstream and know that they are using it, more than 1,000 people using the Galaxy bioinformatics software system through usegalaxy.org have had their jobs processed and executed on Jetstream. We are also finding success in our mission of attracting a diverse constituency. So far users of Jetstream include 154 institutions and represent 51 disciplines and sub-disciplines of science. Many of the users – including a majority of the people who applied for research allocations on Jetstream during the last two allocation request cycles – are people who had never before submitted a research allocation request for an XSEDE-supported computational resource.
Jetstream, led by the Indiana University Pervasive Technology Institute (PTI), will add cloud-based computation to the national cyberinfrastructure. Researchers will be able to create virtual machines on the remote resource that look and feel like their lab workstation or home machine, but are able to harness thousands of times the computing power. Click here to see a slide deck that provides a quick overview of Jetstream.
Jetstream will provide the following core capabilities:
Jetstream will be attractive to communities who have not been users of traditional HPC systems, but who would benefit from advanced computational capabilities. Among those groups are researchers in biology, atmospheric science, observational astronomy, and the social sciences.