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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
***Debian 11 (2022-11-04) debian 519d160d-0943-43cc-a716-55aabeddd895 Distribution nickname: "bullseye"
***Debian 10 (2022-11-04) debian e10646a0-bca9-4a36-aff5-276d4b68a5a3 Distribution nickname: "buster"
***Ubuntu 22.04 (2022-11-22) ubuntu 686453ef-5979-48b8-a134-11789e10eaa1 Distribution nickname: "jammy"
***Ubuntu 20.04 (2022-11-04) ubuntu 7bbc042a-c403-42a0-85bf-5e85d108dc55 Distribution nickname: "focal"
***CUDA on Ubuntu 20.04 (2022-11-04) ubuntu 82d95309-1c23-49b7-bafe-4d29e4aee6a1 to be only used for GPU flavor - Nvidia drivers and cuda libraries preinstalled
***Singularity on Ubuntu 20.04 (2022-11-04) ubuntu 6454db3e-e91b-435f-abc9-c00258583354
***CUDA+Singularity on Ubuntu 20.04 (2022-11-04) ubuntu 7f2ed0ef-455d-4844-bb27-680d45594231
***CentOS 9 (2022-11-04) cloud-user 3da8d576-75eb-4440-8413-019a69de511f
***CentOS 8 (2022-11-04) centos 73bde4e3-eb75-49b2-a129-f3197b0c2bbc
 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  
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: March 17, 2023