Flight Appliance Documentation - 2017.2r1

Alces Computing in the Cloud

This site holds documentation designed to help users create a simple research compute environment using popular public and private cloud platforms. As well as launching and accessing the environment, guides and tutorials are included to help end-users install software applications, manage their data and run different workloads.


This documentation is released under the Creative-Commons: Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International license. The Alces Flight Compute software is released under the terms of the Alces Flight EULA. Please read the relevant license text before proceeding to use.


We recommend that users wishing to use Flight Appliances have basic Linux skills. The ability to move about in a filesystem, copy and delete files, read and edit files on the command-line will be needed in order to get the best out of the Flight software.

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