Rapid Access Cloud

Astronomers Use Cybera’s Rapid Access Cloud To Find ‘Very Unusual’ Star System

Adapted from the University of Alberta press release This graphic features an artist’s impression of the extraordinarily close stellar pairing, known as X9. Photo credit: National Aeronautics and Space Administration. Astronomers from the University of Alberta have found evidence of a star that orbits around a black hole every 28 minutes. This could be the …

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Alberta’s Rapid Access Cloud unveils free tools for powerful computing and deep learning

As data analysis becomes more complex — with people looking to sort through, process and visualize information from massive volumes of data — traditional computers are proving ill-suited to carry out such deep learning / artificial intelligence work. Graphics processing units (GPUs), however, are a great fit for these applications. Today, Cybera is pleased to …

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Area51 Declassified

Welcome to the Rapid Access Cloud Experimental Region NOTE: The Area51 cloud region was decommissioned in 2018 Cybera’s Rapid Access Cloud provides a stable and reliable platform for non-production, demonstrative, or development purposes, using tried and well-tested OpenStack services like OpenStack Compute (nova) and OpenStack Object Storage (swift). Introducing new services to the Rapid Access …

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Classroom Case Study: Working with NoSQL Databases on the Rapid Access Cloud

By Michael Strobl, PhD Student, University of Alberta A common use of Cybera’s Rapid Access Cloud has been for classroom learning. Instructors from a number of Alberta institutions have used the cloud to run student assignments, teach the basics of cloud computing, or run modern-day analytics. This post highlights one such use case from the …

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Disaster recovery cloud resources available to Albertans

Businesses or individuals who are affected by the fires in and around Fort McMurray are invited to use Alberta’s Rapid Access Cloud to temporarily store a backup of their servers, or get their websites, email hosting or other services back up and running. Available through Cybera, Alberta’s not-for-profit technology accelerator, this free disaster recovery service …

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