What is the EGI Applications Database

The EGI Applications Database (AppDB) is service which stores and provides information about

  • software solutions in the form of native software products, virtual appliances, and containers,
  • the programmers and scientists involved, and
  • publications derived from the registered solutions

Reusing software products registered in the AppDB means that scientists and developers may find a solution that can be directly utilized on the European Grid & Cloud Infrastructures without reinventing the wheel. This way, scientists can spend less or even no time developing, porting or even using a software solution to the Distributed Computing Infrastructures (DCIs). AppDB, thus, aims to avoid duplication of effort across the DCI communities, and to inspire scientists less familiar with DCI programming and usage.

Although the AppDB started out as a software registry, it has evolved throughout the years to encompass multiple components which provide added value, such as

The EGI Applications Database is open to every scientist, interested in publishing and sharing their software solution. An EGI-CheckIn account is necessary order to be able to take advantage of the authenticated, write-enabled features of the AppDB service and more specificly to register a software product or virtual appliance.

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