What Is SlideRule?
SlideRule is a server-side framework implemented in C++/Lua that provides REST APIs for processing science data and returning results. This enables researchers and other data systems to have low-latency access to generated data products using processing parameters supplied at the time of the request. SlideRule runs in AWS us-west-2 and has access to the official ICESat-2 datasets hosted by the NSIDC. While its web services can be accessed by any http client (e.g. curl), a Python client is provided that makes it easier to interact with SlideRule.