CDAC Scientific Cloud: On Demand Provisioning of Resources for Scientific Applications

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Scientific applications have special requirements of availability of a massive computational power for performing large scale experiments and huge storage capacity to storage terabyte or peta-byte range of outputs. Scientific Cloud provides scientists computational, storage and network resources with an inbuilt capability of utilizing the infrastructure. The scientific applications can be dynamically provisioned with the required cloud solutions that are tailored to the application needs. The authors of this paper have discussed the need and benefits of scientific cloud. Authors have explained the model, architecture and components of CDAC scientific cloud.