For whom is Pouta meant for?

Pouta is meant to be used primarily by the same audience as Taito, which means it is meant as a High Performance Computing resource for educational and research use. The specific use case for the cloud in this case is for things that do not fit into the general HPC service for some reason. For example, the scheduling policy may be too limiting or the software platform may not be suitable. Providing HPC through an IaaS interface gives more flexibility and choice to the end user.