Option 1: Run CHORDS on Amazon Web Services
Amazon Web Services
If you don’t have an AWS account, it’s easy to create one. The standard CHORDS portal uses an Amazon “micro instance”, which can be free for the first year.
AWS CHORDS Portal
Create an amazon account and set up your server through amazon. The standard server is a “Micro Instance” which is free for the first year of use.
Option 2: Run CHORDS on Jetstream
If you are NSF funded then you can use a Jestream instance free! If you aren’t that’s still ok. You can apply for a trial account similar Amazon and request more allocations later while contributing to the scientific community!
Option 3: Run CHORDS locally
CHORDS can be run on a cloud service of your choice, or just a local machine, running Linux, MacOS or Windows. Configure the operating system, and then run the CHORDS control script to create a CHORDS Portal instance.
Option 4: Other
Sadly our crystal ball broke before we could foresee all of your needs. If you aren’t able to find an option that suits your projects needs there are many options for virtual machines (vm’s) and servers out there.