CRAMS – Open source capability for Cloud Resource Allocation and Management

Mr Samitha Amarapathy1, Mr Simon Yu, Mr Rafi Mohamed Feroze, Mr Melvin Luong, Ms Nouran Khattab, Dr Steve Quenette1

1Monash University, Clayton, Australia

The Monash eResearch developed Cloud Resource Allocation Management System (CRAMS) is for resource allocation, instantiation and to report resource utilisation across Research Data Storage,  High Performance Computing Platform (HPC) and Research Computing Cloud.

CRAMS  provides an effective self service mechanism for researchers and research facilities  to request cloud resources, monitor usage and manage own allocations.  CRAMS has further enabled faster processing of resource allocation requests and provisioning of resources to end users. CRAMS reporting will enable effective strategic decisions on resource planning across Monash Research Data Storage, High Performance Computing Platform and Research Computing Cloud to address research needs better.

CRAMS is a production system that is meeting key milestones of its transformation-driven road map. The agile delivery of CRAMS has already released the “Data-Dashboard” while a go which is the capability that manages research data storage allocations. As of today, every researcher interaction about storage at Monash is intertwined with the pathway to open-data, the pathway to retention & disposal, and the pathway to optimising tiers of storage. Most recently CRAMS has released “Cloud Dashboard” for pilot use which will allow researchers and faculties to monitor cloud compute allocations and usage.  Most importantly CRAMS is now “open source” ..!!

This presentation will focus on providing an overview of CRAMS, it’s API capabilities and demonstration of full feature set it possess and the future road map.


Samitha Leads the agile driven application development capability at Monash eResearch and lead and manages IT projects of strategic importance to eResearch including the delivery of CRAMS program of work, MyTardis based implementations in research instrument integration space, projects for research platforms and national projects such as Australian Scalable Drone Platform.


Oct 14 2021


3:00 pm - 3:20 pm

Local Time

  • Timezone: America/New_York
  • Date: Oct 14 2021
  • Time: 12:00 am - 12:20 am