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Cornell Red Cloud

This article applies to: Cloudification

Red Cloud is Cornell's on-premise cloud. It is subscription-based to avoid cost overruns, and help is available to users. The cost is less than comparable public cloud instances. Cornell students, faculty and staff are eligible for a 4-month Red Cloud Exploratory Account that provides you with 165 core hours, 50GB storage, and 1 hour consulting for free.


  • Create instances with up to 128 CPU cores and 240GB RAM that deploy in seconds.
  • Unlike public cloud instances, Red Cloud instances are not shared, providing you full access to the underlying physical processor and memory without competition.
  • NVIDIA T4, V100, and A100 GPU instances are available.
  • A Ceph cluster with 1.9 petabytes raw capacity is available for storage.


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