Name:Public CloudBroker Platform
Description:Application store for scientific and technical calculations in the cloud
Abstract:The CloudBroker Platform is an easy-to-use application store for high performance computing (HPC) in the cloud. Simply through a web browser or from the command line interface (CLI), researchers can select from different scientific and technical applications and immediately execute the calculations as software as a service (SaaS) in the cloud, pay-per-use. REST-based web service and application programming interfaces (API) are also provided to enable connecting the platform as a backend to web portals, community gateways, workflow frameworks, desktop tools, etc. Furthermore, in the platform marketplace users can offer their own batch-oriented application software in the cloud, and earn money with it being used. The CloudBroker Platform is for example used in the EU FP7 project SCI-BUS to enable access to commercial and private cloud infrastructures for the developed scientific gateways via the WS-PGRADE/gUSE portal framework.