Test your Cloud application with BonFIRE

03 May 2013

Frustrated with black-box computation? Constrained by the size of your experimentation cluster? Let BonFIRE help!

BonFIRE is a multi-cloud facility created to foster experimentation and testing of Cloud and distributed applications. With six sites across Europe, BonFIRE allows advanced Cloud and network experimentation and has already hosted large-scale research with real impact.

Now you can use BonFIRE yourself, and access to the resources will cost you nothing. Currently, you can apply for peak usage of up to 50 cores and 250GB of storage for a period up to four months.So why not take your application to its limits or simply use this opportunity to play on a multi-cloud experimentation facility? See below for details of how to apply.

You can read more about BonFIRE in the Autumn 2012 issue of EPCC News or click here to watch a short video. Detailed project information is available on the BonFIRE project website.

Benefits of using BonFIRE

One can easily buy CPU cycles and storage on a public cloud, but BonFIRE offers things you simply can't get anywhere else. For example, BonFIRE tells you on which physical host your VMs are running and gives you monitoring data from these physical hosts. It tells you the exact specification of the compute clusters and lets you place your VMs exactly where you want them. You get exclusive access to our physical hosts and can use our Controlled Contention and Malicious Patterns generators to really test your software. If you are Interested in network effects on your application you can use the Virtual Wall facility to emulate the network conditions that concern you and see how your software reacts to network outage and starvation. Furthermore, BonFIRE's complementary graphical, command-line, programmatic and declarative interfaces make it easy for you to get started and progressively escalate the complexity of your experiments.

Apply today

Click here to apply for access -  the 3-step process is really easy and quick to follow and we look forward to receiving your application.

 

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t.peet@epcc.ed.ac.uk

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