Launchpod allows you to easily run various software products in the NeCTAR research cloud . You don't need any special technical skills - Launchpod will create a virtual machine in the cloud, install the product and then send you an email telling you how to log into it when it is ready. When you’re done with the software, you can just terminate it running in the NeCTAR cloud. More help information can be found at Launchpod and Nectar .
The AAF (Australian Access Federation) provides a framework to facilitate trusted electronic communications and collaboration within and between universities and research institutions in Australia. If you have log-in credentials at any of the AAF subscribing organisations you can log-in via AAF and use Launchpod.
More information can be found in the official NeCTAR cloud
. Including details about logging into the NeCTAR cloud using AAF, managing your project allocations and administering your instances.