The Data Analysis Remote Treatment Service (DARTS)  is a remote desktop service that launches virtual machines in the cloud, and displays them in your browser.
These machines can be used for e.g. scientific data treatment (reduction/analysis). A user indicates how many CPU cores and how much memory he wishes, can optionally request a GPU for heavy-duty computations, and can be customized at start-up. The sessions typically start in about 10 seconds, and can be shared with colleagues within their life-time (typically 7 days). Each user can manage all his active sessions (connect, stop, share).
This service can be installed and configured within a few minutes (
sudo apt install qemu-web-desktop), and it requires minimal maintenance. The source code is fully open-source, and relies on very simple elements (Apache web-server and QEMU). Give it a try !
We provide at Synchrotron SOLEIL a set of prepared environments with plenty of scientific software for e.g. crystallography, spectroscopy, imaging, tomography, etc. The usual environment is based on Debian/Ubuntu with hundreds of pre-installed scientific software and libraries. A Windows 10 system is also available. A specialized environment has also been set-up for AlphaFold protein structure prediction. These environments are available on the beam-lines, and connected to our data storage.
 DARTS https://gitlab.com/soleil-data-treatment/soleil-software-projects/remote-desktop
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