Voice from the OACIS developer

History of OACIS

We started development in Apr.2013, and the initial version was released as an open soruce software in 2014. After iterative minor version-up releases, we released a major version up 2.0.0 in Oct. 2015. Usually we release minor version up in every two or three months providing minor improvements.

Features of OACIS

When we conduct numerical simulations, we often do a bunch of trial and erorrs with various parameters and models. In such cases, we usually have a trouble in handling job sumission, managing simulation results, and getting insights from these results. OACIS provides a simple UI for efficient job handling, making such trial and errors pretty efficient. For instance, OACIS is useful when doing parameter sweep to get a phase diagram. When we conduct numerical simulations, we often do a bunch of trial and erorrs with various parameters and models. In such cases, we usually have a trouble in handling job sumission, managing simulation results, and getting insights from these results. OACIS provides a simple UI for efficient job handling, making such trial and errors pretty efficient.For instance, OACIS is useful when doing parameter sweep to get a phase diagram.

Future of OACIS

OACIS was originally developed for agent simulations of social phenomena. However it is applicable to almost all kinds of numerical simulations including material science. It is useful especially for handling many small- or middle-scale jobs rather than handling a small number of huge jobs. Thanks to unified UI and management functionality, OACIS is useful not only for data sharing between researchers but for educational purpose.

Dream of developers

We hope it helps a lot of researchers by making it easier to use. In the long term,I hope to make an AI which does research and writes scientific papers for me.