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VM Request Form 

The Quarry Gateway Web Services Hosting resource at Indiana University consists of multiple Intel-based HP systems geographically distributed for failover in Indianapolis and Bloomington, IN. The system consists of multiple Intel-based Hewlett-Packard (HP) servers geographically distributed for failover at the IU Bloomington and IUPUI Data Centers:

  • Eight HP ProLiant DL160 and two HP ProLiant DL360 front-end servers at each location host virtual machines (VMs) based on the Kernel-based Virtual Machine (KVM) virtuliazation infrastructure.  Each server runs Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, and is configured with dual quad-core Intel Xeon E5603 processors and a 10 gigabit Ethernet (GbE) adapter.  Each DL 160 has 96 GB of RAM; each DL360 has 128 GB of RAM.
  • Four HP ProLiant DL180 servers with HP storage arrays and two HP ProLiant DL380 servers at each location provide VM block storage.  Each server is configured with a quad-core Intel Xeon E5606 processor, a 10 GbE adapter, and a RAID controller attached to an HP storage array.  Each DL180 has 12 GB of RAM; each DL380 has 32 GB of RAM.

A standard VM consists of 1 virtual CPU, 4 GB of memory, and 10 GB of persistent local storage. Service owners are granted root access to their virtual machine. The 427 TB Data Capacitor WAN (Lustre) file system can also be mounted for larger project and scratch space. Support for the XSEDE Wide File System will be explored as the system is developed. The host operating system is CentOS 6. The supported virtual machine operating systems are Red Had Enterprise Linux, CentOS, and Ubuntu Linux.

Quarry is used solely for hosting Science Gateway and Web Service allocations, or services to support central XSEDE infrastructure. Requests are restricted to members of approved projects that have a web service component.

* XSEDE project number or IU Department Name
* XSEDE user portal username or IU Network ID:
* Service Owner Email:
* Service Owner Name
* Service Owner Phone:
Service Owner IM Contact:
Projected memory requirement (4 GB default):
Projected local storage requirement (10 GB default):
Preferred Linux distribution:

Intended purpose of virtual machine:

Special Requests:

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