Services for the European Open Science Cloud


The Elastic Cloud Computing Cluster (EC3)

Elastic Cloud Computing Cluster (EC3) is a tool to create elastic virtual clusters on top of Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) providers, either public (such as Amazon Web ServicesGoogle Cloud or Microsoft Azure) or on-premises (such as OpenNebula and OpenStack). We offer recipes to deploy TORQUE (optionally with MAUI), SLURMSGEHTCondorMesosNomad and Kubernetes clusters that can be self-managed with CLUES: it starts with a single-node cluster and working nodes will be dynamically deployed and provisioned to fit increasing load (number of jobs at the LRMS). Working nodes will be undeployed when they are idle. This introduces a cost-efficient approach for Cluster-based computing.

OPENCoastS user manual

OPENCoastS is an online service ( that assembles on-demand circulation forecast systems for selected coastal areas and keeps them running operationally for a period defined by the user. This service generates daily forecasts of water levels and vertically averaged velocities over the region of interest for 48 hours, based on numerical simulations of all relevant physical processes. Presently, all forecasts are made with the model SCHISM ( and are supported by the computational resources from INCD - Infraestrutura Nacional de Computação Distríbuida (, a node of the EGI - European Grid Infrastructure ( Access to the service is granted through a registration procedure, and is obtained after acceptance of the registration by the OPENCoastS user support. OPENCoastS is jointly developed and maintained by LNEC - Laboratório Nacional de Engenharia Civil (LNEC -, LIP - Laboratório de Instrumentação e Física Experimental de Partículas (LIP -, CNRS-LIENS - Centre National De La Recherche Scientifique - LIttoral ENvironnement et Sociétés (CNRS-LIENS - and Universidad de Cantabria (UC -