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Supported Images

On ScienceCloud, you don't have to install the operating system when you start a new virtual machine. Instead, we provide bootable disks ready to use, so that within one minute you can login to your new instance. These are called images, and are basically files containing bootable virtual disks. We provide some basic images, but you can also create your own and upload it to the cloud.


IMPORTANT: Whenever you terminate an instance, its root disk as well as ALL your customizations are deleted. The base image, however, is never deleted.

Table of supported images

Image Name Default user (for ssh access) OpenStack image id Additional information
***CUDA latest on Ubuntu 20.04 (2022-02-03) ubuntu 040207f2-090c-413f-85a9-780d255ee0db to be only used for GPU flavor - Nvidia drivers and cuda libraries preinstalled
***CentOS Stream 9 (2022-02-03) cloud-user d210ae04-eccc-438d-b999-266a50757950
***Debian 10 (2022-02-03) debian be152a9c-e41a-4c18-ac2c-07aa251522cb Distribution nickname: "buster"
***Debian 11 (2022-02-03) debian 37d4f262-4bd6-4a91-be5f-f7e707cefc67 Distribution nickname: "bullseye"
 ***Gaussian G09 D.01 (2016-08-30)  ubuntu ba6e6689-3f31-41f4-a575-9b36f416f5f0 The Gaussian(R) 09 computational chemistry software. Based on a Ubuntu 16.04 VM image. See note 1 below.
***Matlab-R2020a Ubuntu 18.04 (2020-03-27)  ubuntu  f2b3899e-38ca-4eb7-b280-21814ffbfa68  
 Matlab-R2019b Ubuntu 18.04 (2019-09-30)  ubuntu  e18acc6f-0627-48ee-8eaf-7dcdb1482a6a  
 Matlab-R2019a Ubuntu 18.04 (2019-07-24)  ubuntu  1a90bcd5-492e-4baa-a484-29b70d50c014  
 Matlab-R2018a update 4 - ubuntu 16.04.4 (2018-08-03)  ubuntu  ce7bc611-756d-461f-8ef0-8d35869d2ea5  Matlab R2018a update 4
 Matlab-R2016b - ubuntu 16.04.1 (2016-11-02)  ubuntu  6e159f76-4119-44c8-b67c-253c8833b05e  Matlab R2016b. EasyBuild HPC software installer, with the Intel compiler toolchain. Based on a Ubuntu 16.04 VM image.  See note 1 below.
 Matlab-R2016a - ubuntu 14.04.4 x86-64 - (2016-03-17)  ubuntu  887bb081-a5ad-4d48-9e2b-8b126accc539  
 Matlab-R2015b - ubuntu 14.04.4 x86-64 - (2016-02-17)  ubuntu  bed3bbf1-b64e-4458-805e-2a5aaca3907a  
***Ubuntu 18.04 (2022-02-17)  ubuntu f8c98017-0dfd-4b18-9467-23726ceafe16 Distribution nickname: "bionic"
***Ubuntu 20.04 (2022-02-17)  ubuntu 1ec186c2-4a52-4a26-a05f-037eccd571bc Distribution nickname: "focal"
Windows Server 2016 Standard - x86_64 (2018-10-17) c336ec04-6ddd-4259-8a91-619aeeb62ae2
 Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard - x86_64 (2015-09-23)    f13db8ca-e136-4b71-bbc3-4f23ef35ad57  

How to switch to new supported images from the ScienceCloud web-portal

If you use the ScienceCloud web-portal to launch your instances from the ScienceCloud web interface, simply select the new image instead of the previous one.

Last update: February 28, 2022