October 31, 2015

Agave Platform Provides Science as a Service

agaveWork began recently on the Agave Platform, an open ‘Science-as-a-Service’ (ScaaS) cloud platform for reproducible science. Funded by a $4 Million NSF grant, the Agave Platform will leverage the success of what originated in 2011 as a set of hosted, web-based application programming interfaces (APIs) for plant biologists under the NSF iPlant project. Since that time, Agave has evolved into a viable software platform for researchers and developers in all domains of science. ... The project team will partner with commercial and academic institutions to create a community-driven Application Exchange (AX) based on Docker container technology to facilitate application transparency, portability, attribution and reproducibility. 

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