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Jetstream is a user-friendly cloud computing environment  for researchers based on Atmosphere and OpenStack.
It is designed to provide configurable cyberinfrastructure that gives researchers access to interactive computing and data analysis resources on demand, whenever and wherever they want to analyze their data. For a more in-depth description please see the System Overview.

  • First-time users: New users will probably wish to review the System Overview and then jump in with the Quick Start Guide for how to obtain an account via the XSEDE User Portal
  • Returning users: You can find a list of our documentation offerings below or you can search the wiki: 

  • Our Troubleshooting / FAQ guide may have helpful suggestions for unusual problems.


  • On February 10, 2016, Jetstream began early operations mode during which several XSEDE campus champions, expert users, and Jetstream team members began using the system.
  • On September 1, 2016 Jetstream went public, adding additional users on an ongoing basis. Though we are in now operational mode, problems may still occur.
  • DEADLINES for new and renewing allocation applications can be found at :
  • Please send questions and problem reports to

System Overview

Known Issues

Jetstream Allocations

Rapid Access Trial Allocation

Virtual Machine Sizes and Configurations

Quick Start Guide

System Access

Adding SSH keys to the Jetstream Atmosphere environment

Launching your VM

Instance management actions

Logging in to your VM

Transferring files

Customizing and saving a VM

Getting Scientific Software

Image Specific Documentation

Using the Jetstream API

Using Jetstream to access Wrangler data collections with iRODS


Globus Connect file transfer tools

Troubleshooting / FAQ

Linux Resources


How-to articles


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