Atmosphere, CyVerse's cloud-computing platform, allows you to launch your own isolated virtual machine (VM) image and software, using compute resources such as CyVerse-provided software suites, and preconfigured, frequently used analysis routines, relevant algorithms, and datasets. Before you can begin using Atmosphere, you must have a CyVerse account and be granted access to Atmosphere.
Atmosphere provides easy to use web access to cloud resources and is designed to accommodate computationally and data-intense bioinformatics tasks.
Access virtual machine images preconfigured with an operating system and software to help you do scientific computations in domain-specific tasks
Find and use tools with the intuitive self-service portal
Easily manage virtual machines
Publish your own software suites, create your own work environments, and run the software for community use
Access your data in the Data Store, including high-performance computing (HPC) and grid computing environments
Integrate with existing infrastructure components using API services
Easily generate and manage statistical reporting of user resources for total CPU hours and memory usages, total instances and applications launched by user, cloud monitoring, and on-demand intelligence resource allocation
Within Atmosphere, you launch an instance (a launched image of a virtual machine), selecting from the list of available images (a template of a virtual machine containing an installed operating system, software, and configuration). Though not required, it is recommended that you familiarize yourself with Linux command-line, as some actions require some degree of knowledge of the command-line interface.