Building an ecosystem of functional libraries for the OpenMOLE scientific platform: from batch jobs to automatic model parameter tuning

London, United Kingdom

OpenMOLE is a scientific platform for parameter tuning and model exploration that has helped many scientists better understand their models

The platform sits on an ecosystem of libraries ranging from:

  • GridScale: to interact with distributed HPC environments, currently re-designed around the FreeMonad pattern

  • MGO: a purely functional scala library implementing state-of-the-art evolutionary / genetic algorithms

  • Scaladget: a scala facade to some popular javascript libraries (Bootstrap, D3) running on ScalaJS

  • FreeDSL: a practical effect composition library based on abstract wrapping type and the free monad

This talk will introduce you with some of the elements of the OpenMOLE ecosystem, show how they can benefit other projects and highlight some of their design choices.