OpenStack Cloud

All the cloud services used by CANFAR are the Compute Canada (CC) OpenStack offerings. We strongly encourage the user to refer to the Compute Canada cloud documentation for reference.

The Compute Canada allocation resources are currently shared between all CANFAR users. Currently the main difference between the Compute Canada cloud and the CANFAR access are the following:

  • access to the cloud portals are with the CADC [username] and password, not the Compute Canada
  • the access is with arbutus-canfar instead of arbutus
  • CANFAR will give you reasonable resources for interactive analysis and very large for batch processing on the clouds.