CADESUser DocumentationBirthright Cloud User GuideGetting StartedProject Quota

Your OpenStack Project Quota

Each CADES Birthright Cloud allocation creates a "Project". Each Project in CADES has a preset resource quota that can be leveraged at the user's discretion.

Request More Resources

If a user requires more resources for their allocation, he or she can submit a proposal to the CADES Resource Utilization Council (RUC) to request a quota increase. This proposal should describe the resources desired (RAM, CPUs, storage, etc.) and the scientific goal and merit of the work being performed using the CADES Cloud allocation. These requests for increased resources, subject to review, should be directed to the CADES team.

View Your Project Quota

  1. Navigate to the Horizon web interface at
  2. Log in with your UCAMS credentials.
    • Domain: ornl
    • Username: Your three-letter UCAMS ID
    • Password: Your UCAMS password
  3. Navigate to ProjectOverview.

In this Overview you can see your resource allocation, including:

  • Instances – The number of VMs you can run at once.
  • VCPUS – The number of CPU cores you can use across all of your VMs.
  • RAM – The total amount of RAM you can use across all of your VMs.
  • Floating IPs – COMING SOON – IP addresses that you can attach and move between Instances. These addresses are in addition to the IP(s) already allocated to your Instance.
  • Security Groups – Blocks of firewall rules that you can attach to an Instance. All groups start with a default Security Group that contains a basic configuration to get started. You can use this "default" group or you can create your own group. Check out the Security Groups section for more information.
  • Volumes – These are the number of block-storage volumes that you can create. You can attach any number of volumes to an Instance. These are also the preferred method of storage in the Birthright cloud environment.
  • Volume Storage – This is the total storage available to the volumes in your Project.

Once an Instance is launched, the resource utilization appears at the bottom of Overview screen, under the Usage section.

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