First Inter-University Cloud Forum Launched

February 20th, 2018
First Inter-University Cloud Forum Launched

On February 14, 2018 the first meeting of the Inter-University Cloud Forum was held at IUCC. Fifteen IT staff from Israel’s universities gathered for a working meeting to discuss cloud computing. The meeting was led by Eyal Estrin, IUCC’s Cloud Architect. The discussions covered an introduction to IUCC’s cloud offering, implementation of the GÉANT Framework

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Best practices for using AWS access keys

February 19th, 2018
Best practices for using AWS access keys

AWS access keys enable us to use programmatic or AWS CLI services in a manner similar to using a username and password. AWS access keys have account privileges – for better and for worse. For example, if you save access keys (credentials) of a root account inside code, anyone who uses this code can totally

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Tags for Cloud Resources: Tips and Best Practices

February 15th, 2018
Tags for Cloud Resources: Tips and Best Practices

Cloud service providers (such as AWS, Azure, and GCP), allow us to add tags to cloud resources. These tags serve multiple functions. This post gives a brief overview of what tags are and why we should use them when managing environments in the cloud. Tags are metadata that we can add to a cloud resource

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IUCC Presented at European Open Science Meetup

February 13th, 2018
IUCC Presented at European Open Science Meetup

IUCC staff presented three sessions at European Open Science MeetUp on February 12, 2018 hosted by our colleagues at ISERD and the Israel innovation Authority. Dr. Sigal Lahav Scher, MALMAD Director, shared her expertise on new developments in Open Access standards and rules, especially vis-à-vis publishers and consortium acquisition. Hank Nussbacher, Network & Computing Infrastructure Director

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IUCC Featured “In the Field”

February 13th, 2018
IUCC Featured “In the Field”

“Your download will be complete in 43,800 hours” is what the device communicated when the Sheba Cancer Research Center tried to transfer 300 TB of data from the National Cancer Institute in Chicago to local storage. IUCC – Inter-University Computation Center became the enabling solution. Read the full story. This story in Hebrew was also featured on the “Hayadan” science website

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European Open Science MeetUp in Israel

January 29th, 2018
European Open Science MeetUp in Israel

Monday , 12.2.2018 Israel Innovation Authority – ISERD Einstein Hall, 4th floor 4 Hayarden St., Airport City The purpose of the event is to gather all Israeli entities to promote Open Science and learn together about Israel’s Open Science Policy and the various initiatives that are working to achieve it. 08:30 – 09:00 Registration 09:00 – 09:15 Host welcome

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Apply for STIMULATE Triple PhD Fellowships

January 25th, 2018
Apply for STIMULATE Triple PhD Fellowships

The European Joint Doctorate Program in Simulation in multiscale physical and biological systems (STIMULATE) is accepting applications for the academic year 2018-2019. STIMULATE offers 15 PhD Marie-Sklodwska Curie fellowships for cross-disciplinary research in Lattice QCD, Computational Biology, Computational Fluid Dynamics and Mathematical Modelling and Algorithms. Applications are welcome from candidates worldwide with relevant scientific background

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Choosing the best cloud VM instance type

January 18th, 2018
Choosing the best cloud VM instance type

When working with one of the major cloud service providers, you often find yourself wondering what is the different between the virtual machine instance type and which type should you choose?The short answer – pick an instance type according to your business needs. The long answer – read the rest of this post and pick the best

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Application Opens for PRACE Summer of HPC 2018

January 15th, 2018
Application Opens for PRACE Summer of HPC 2018

Would you like to spend the summer of 2018 working abroad at a European High Performance Computing (HPC) Centre? YES? Then the Summer of HPC programme is for you! Early-stage postgraduate and late-stage undergraduate students are invited to apply for the PRACE Summer of HPC 2018 programme, to be held in July & August 2018.

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HPC Europa Transnational Access Program-Free Visit to HPC Centers

January 15th, 2018
HPC Europa Transnational Access Program-Free Visit to HPC Centers

HPC-Europa is excited to announce that the third call for the Transnational Access research visit programme is open. HPC-Europa is now accepting applications with closing on Wednesday 28th February 2018 (23:59 CET). Applicants will be informed of the results before the end of April 2018. Future closing dates will be held every 3 months, and the HPC-Europa3 programme continues

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