EC3 has been developed by the Grid and High Performance Computing Group (GRyCAP) at the Instituto de Instrumentación para Imagen Molecular (I3M) from the Universitat Politècnica de València (UPV).

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This development has been supported by the following research projects:

  • Advanced Services for the Deployment and Contextualisation of Virtual Appliances to Support Programming Models in Cloud Environments (TIN2010-17804), Ministerio de Ciencia e Innovación
  • Migrable Elastic Virtual Clusters on Hybrid Cloud Infrastructures (TIN2013-44390-R), Ministerio de Economía y Competitividad
  • Ayudas para la contratación de personal investigador en formación de carcter predoctoral, programa VALi+d (grant number ACIF/2013/003), Conselleria d’Educació of the Generalitat Valenciana.

The following publications summarise both the development and integration in larger architecture. Please acknowledge the usage of this software by citing the last reference:

  • Caballer, M.; de Alfonso, C.; Alvarruiz, F. and Moltó, G.; “EC3: Elastic Cloud Computing Cluster”. Journal of Computer and System Sciences, Volume 78, Issue 8, December 2013, Pages 1341-1351, ISSN 0022-0000, 10.1016/j.jcss.2013.06.005.
  • Calatrava, A.; Caballer, M.; Moltó, G.; and de Alfonso, C.; “Virtual Hybrid Elastic Clusters in the Cloud”. Proceedings of 8th IBERIAN GRID INFRASTRUCTURE CONFERENCE (Ibergrid), pp. 103 - 114 ,2014.
  • “Custom elastic clusters to manage Galaxy environments”. In: EGI Inspired Newsletter (Issue 22), pp 2, January 2016. Available here.
  • Calatrava, A,; Romero, E.; Caballer, M.; Moltó, G.; and Alonso, J.M.; “Self-managed cost-efficient virtual elastic clusters on hybrid Cloud infrastructures”. Future Generation Computer Systems, 2016. doi:10.1016/j.future.2016.01.018.

Preprints are available here.

Also, EC3 has been integrated in the EGI Platform for the long-tail of science (access available through here), and it is available as one of the services of the European Open Science Cloud Marketplace