• 11 JUL 2013


    Alpha users: From alpha to beta
    Hello ~okeanos alpha users,

    as you already know the ~okeanos alpha phase has ended successfully and we are now getting ready to launch our public beta for the whole Greek research and academic community.

    When ~okeanos goes beta, everybody will gain access using their Academic credentials a.k.a the username/password provided by their academic or research institution.

    But before we go there, the first thing we need to do is take care of the loyal users that have stayed with us since alpha and prepare a smooth transition to beta for them.

    So, if you are an ... read more

    posted by okeanos on July 11, 2013, 12:18 p.m., filed under all , news , spotlight , ~okeanos

  • 26 JUN 2013


    UPDATE: Maintenance completed successfully

    The Cyclades and Pithos Web UI and APIs will be inaccessible on Thursday, Jun 27 2013 09:00-10:00 EEST due to scheduled maintenance.

    Your VMs and Pithos files should remain unaffected in the above timeframe.

    Thank you, the ~okeanos team

    posted by okeanos on June 26, 2013, 10:15 a.m., filed under all , status , ~okeanos

  • 27 MAY 2013


    Alpha phase ends successfully
    Hello everybody,

    We are very pleased to announce that today we are closing up the ~okeanos alpha phase. This means we will not be activating any more users at this point, as we will be getting ready for the official ~okeanos public beta, which will open up ~okeanos to the whole Greek academic and research community.

    We are very happy that the ~okeanos alpha ends successfully. Additionally, we are content, since demand more than exceeded what we initially expected and had originally planned for. Watching the software behind ~okeanos scale to meet such high demand was also a ... read more

    posted by okeanos on May 27, 2013, 10:45 a.m., filed under all , news , spotlight , ~okeanos

  • 23 MAY 2013


    The daemon comes to ~okeanos
    Hello happy ~okeanos users,

    Today we have a treat for everybody who would like a taste of real UNIX, coming all the way from the good old days.

    The first FreeBSD image is now available for use on ~okeanos. Try it out!

    Create your own VM, check out how original UNIX feels and let us know what you think.

    the ~okeanos team

    posted by okeanos on May 23, 2013, 1:38 p.m., filed under all , news , cyclades

  • 10 APR 2013


    Introducing the new "Projects" feature

    Hi all,

    Some of you may have already noticed that a new "Projects" tab has popped up on your Dashboard. Let's see what this is all about.

    Projects such as assignments, exercises and research experiments are quite common in academia. Most of the time, they rely heavily on the computing, network and storage resources at hand; resources that you may not have, or that is difficult to reserve for your colleagues or students.

    Unsuprisingly, for a while now we have been receiving requests such as:

    "Can I have more VMs to share with my students for a CPU-intensive semester ... read more

    posted by okeanos on April 10, 2013, 10:28 a.m., filed under all , news , spotlight , ~okeanos