WSTS: Cloud Computing

This is a new service allowing on-demand access to software and data, and access to computing power, without having to pay for software or hardware up-front. We are making versions of our software accessible remotely, so programs can be run on demand locally or remotely, without having to buy and install individual programs.

The model we are using is that software will be available for free, demonstration purposes within reason, and that general on-demand access will be offered via user accounts with a small fee per use. For light (occasional) use, this will be significantly cheaper and easier than traditional installation, and will provide access to the most up-to-date version of any program. For more frequent use of a program, it will still be more efficient to install locally.

As well as programs, we expect to provide remote access to input data such as material properties for simulations. Remote data access will also be available from some installed programs.

To use cloud computing versions of WSTS software, the first step is to register for an account.

The list of on-demand programs and instructions for use, will be given on this web page as they become available. In the meantime, please feel free to contact us for further information.

Supporting software

Software libraries implementing cloud interface: