The Bristol Cloud Service simulation runner is a cloud computing
Software as a Service designed to enable users to quickly launch
simulation code on AWS' Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2). BRiCS is written in
Python using the Django framework and interacts with EC2 using the boto API.
BriCS enables multiple simulation models to be launched in parallel
from a web browser. Model configuration (parameters) files are uploaded
via the browser and results files are downloadable on completion.
BriCS enables researchers to easily access
the rapid scale out opportunities of the cloud.
Why wait days or weeks for a series of simulation trials to complete when you
can run them in parallel in the time it takes to complete one?
The following documentation is designed to help users and developers quickly
get started using BriCS:
BriCS is an open-source collaborative project. Its development has been
supported by funding from EPSRC's LSCITS initiative. A special acknowledgement goes to
Amir Chohan, who was responsible for a lot of BriCS development work
during his LSCITS' summer internship, 2012.
If you would like to get involved in the development of BriCS, please
contact John Cartlidge at the University of Bristol.