atmosphere cloud logoAtmosphere

A cloud-based, customizable platform for container and cloud native development services. 

CyVerse's cloud-computing platform allows you to launch an instance of a virtual machine pre-configured with a specific operating system and software or to configure your own. Atmosphere is an ideal resource to develop cloud-based virtual machine images for specific learning or analysis goals for your research, teaching and workshops.

To use Atmosphere, you must have an educational email address, a CyVerse account and be granted access to Atmosphere. Familiarity with Linux command-line is recommended but not required.

Important Note: Effective July 1, 2020, CyVerse shifted the Atmosphere platform from a general computing environment to one focused on container and cloud native development services for U.S.-based researchers. Please read our Service Agreement for more information.



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Getting Started

Key Features

  • Launch hundreds of virtual machine images pre-configured with software suites, work environments, and community-contributed software 

  • Access statistical reporting capabilities for tracking user resources including total CPU hours and memory usages, total instances and applications launched by user, and on-demand intelligent resource allocation

  • Connect to high-performance computing (HPC) and grid computing environments

  • Integrate with existing infrastructure components using our API services