The “Cloud Computing for Science and Economy” project (acronym CC1) was started in 2009 at IFJ PAN. The project is financed from the structural resources within the grant POIG 02.03.03-00-033/09-04 funded by the European Commission and the Polish Ministry of Science and Education (Innovative Economy, National Cohesion Strategy).

The overall objective of the project is to reduce barriers to access the computer resources, for both scientific and commercial applications through the use of Cloud Computing technology.

The three phases of the project are:

  1. development of a fully functional computing system in the form of Private Cloud and making it available to all users of the IFJ PAN. Stable IaaS system (Infrastructure as a Service) was put into operation at the beginning of 2012 and has been extensively used for the calculations by various research teams of the Institute.
  2. implementation of a distributed architecture with a central management and sharing of computational resources of many distributed computer clusters. The work will be completed in early 2013.
  3. dissemination of the benefits of cloud computing technology in the scientific community and among small and medium-sized businesses in the region. The installation procedure will be prepared and the source code repository will be made publicly available.