The aim of this section is to point you in the right direction to get started within the C-SCALE ecosystem.
These pages are targeted to users already onboarded onto the C-SCALE federation. If you want to become a C-SCALE user please check the Call for Use Cases.
Cloud, Data and HTC/HPC services in C-SCALE currently require separate accounts. Please follow instructions below depending on the service that you are going to access.
The user account to access Cloud and Data services is provided by EGI Check-In. Steps to create your Check-In account can be found in the EGI Documentation.
The user account to access HTC/HPC services is provided by SURF Research Access Manager (or SRAM). Log into SRAM with your preferred Identity Provider and upload your public SSH key to your profile page.
After creating your user account the next step is to join the relevant user group. So far we have created a user group per Use Case. Therefore, search for the given name of your Use Case and join the appropriate group.
The information about user groups for Cloud and Data services is available in EGI Operations Portal. Search for "C-SCALE" to find all the available groups:
User groups in the Cloud federation are also known as Virtual organisations (or VOs), and the links above are called VO ID Cards.
Users will have to visit the enrolment URL to request access. Each petition needs to be approved by the corresponding VO manager. The enrolment URL and the VO manager for each user group can be found in each VO Card.
The information about user groups for HTC/HPC services is available in SRAM Collaborative Organisation (or COs)
The available SRAM COs for C-SCALE are the following:
The link above is the Join Request URL that users will have to visit to request access. Each petition needs to be approved by the corresponding CO Admin.
Below is the list of OpenStack Horizon dashboards participating in the Cloud federation in C-SCALE:
When logging into the Horizon dashboard of OpenStack sites select either OpenID Connect or EGI Check-In in the dropdown menu. Then use your EGI Check-In credentials.
If it is your first time using the service please send the following details:
indigo-paas-support<at>lists.infn.it to configure the service for your Use Case.
Here are the instructions on how to access the HTC/HPC federation in C-SCALE:
sram-[CO short name]-[SRAM username]
ssh -YC sram-[CO short name]-[SRAM username]@delena.surfsara.nl
Access to openEO is explained in the openEO documentation.
Check the relevant section below to access the documentation for each provider in C-SCALE.
Links to documentation on each Cloud provider:
See the INDIGO PaaS Orchestrator guides.
Links to documentation for HTC/HPC providers:
See documentation about openEO in the following links:
There is an forum for C-SCALE on GitHub.
Each Use Case also has a dedicated space for collaboration in the C-SCALE GitHub Organisation:
At the moment Use Cases are working on private GitHub repositories and you need to request access providing your GitHub username via the forum.
Support for each Cloud provider is provided below:
The following Cloud providers offer support via EGI Support:
If you are using the EGI Helpdesk choose the correct Cloud provider in the Notify Site dropdown menu on the bottom left.
See below how to request request support for the different HTC/HPC providers in C-SCALE:
In case of issues with: