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The de.NBI Cloud portal represents the central access point to the de.NBI Cloud.

Principal Investigator

A Principal Investigator (PI) is a person who is responsible for the design, conduct, and overall management of a research project. The PI is typically the lead researcher on a project and is responsible for overseeing a team of scientists, technicians, and other personnel who are involved in the project. The PI is responsible for developing the research plan, securing funding for the project, and ensuring that the project is completed on time and within budget.

In academia, the PI is often a professor or other senior researcher who has been awarded a grant or contract to conduct the research. In industry, the PI may be a scientist or engineer who is employed by a company and is responsible for leading research and development projects.

In both academic and industrial settings, the PI plays a key role in determining the direction and outcome of a research project and is often the main point of contact for funding agencies, collaborators, and other stakeholders.

Project Application

An application for resources in the de.NBI Cloud can be submitted by any team member, but must be verified by a principal investigator of a German university or research institution. After you submitted the application, you will receive a confirmation mail. Your application will be reviewed by a scientific committee. You will be notified as soon as possible whether your application is approved or declined.

You can submit an application by login to the de.NBI Cloud portal and selecting the "New application" tab (see below).

Project Application Tab

Besides general project information like project name, project description, institution name and project lifetime, you also have to provide the information independing on the project type you choose:

  • The Simple VM Project type allows you to start virtual machines without configuring a project in OpenStack (e.g. network configuration).

  • In a Cloud Project you will have your own OpenStack project and you are free to configure your network, virtual machines and storage setup.

Application Status

The review of your application follows a series of different stages. The progress is visible in the project overview.

Simple VM

In a Simple VM project you just have to provide the number of virtual machines you would like to run in parallel in your project. Once your application is approved you can choose different flavors for every virtual machine.

Cloud Project

For a Cloud Project you have to specify the following parameters:

  • Number of Virtual Machines

  • Cores per VM

  • Disk per VM

  • RAM per VM

  • Object Storage

  • Special Hardware (GPU/FPGA)

Last update: February 21, 2023