The 2i2c Hubs

2i2c Hubs are hosted interactive computing environments that run in the cloud and are powered by entirely open-source technology. They are designed to accelerate research, enhance education, and promote collaboration. They are flexible, customizable, powerful, open-source, and can run on a variety of cloud infrastructure.

Want a hub for your research or education community? We will soon be launching pilot projects to support people like you.

An environment for your community

2i2c Hubs provide data environments that have been designed for research and education, and can be customized for your community.

Provide a variety of open source interfaces

Use a variety of user interfaces, including Jupyter Notebook, Jupyter Lab, RStudio, VSCode. If it can be run in a browser, it can run on a 2i2c Hub.

Connect with your own online content

Provide notebooks, text files, and scripts for your hub’s community through links that point to online repositories.

Provide access to scalable computing

2i2c Hubs can provide tools for high-performance data analysis, along with cloud resources to scale your computation.

Streamline access to your community’s data

Use an online hub to provide access to large, complex, or otherwise inaccessible data in the cloud.

Built by the community, for the community

2i2c Hubs are entirely built on open-source infrastructure. No vendor lock-in, no proprietary tools, yours to control.

What is in a 2i2c Hub?

A 2i2c Hub is a collection of open source tools that provide interactive computing environments in the cloud. JupyterHub is the lynch-pin that ties everything together. It handles user accounts, provides the interactive environment, and connects users with computational and data resources.

Every 2i2c Hub is tailored for the community that uses it. 2i2c Hubs can run on almost any kind of cloud infrastructure (or even your own local hardware), provide a customizable environment for your needs, and they are built with 100% open source and community-driven software.

For more information about the 2i2c Hubs, see the 2i2c Hubs Pilot documentation.