The infrastructure gives full control over a HPC cluster with fast CPUs and high memory nodes. It is also possible to attach Terabytes of local storage to a compute node. Because of this flexibility, users can fully tailor the system for a particular application.
The virtual HPC environment lets the user deploy personal, tailor made, development environments to a high performance production environment where the user obtains full control over the created virtual clusters. Protected by the safe Cloud environment that SARA provides, the user has a completely free choice of operating system and application software that can be installed.
More information is available at http://www.sara.nl/systems/hpc-cloud