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.

system design


A top down look at SlideRule’s architecture and various components

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A description of SlideRule’s HDF5 Cloud-Optimized Read-Only library

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Documentation on SlideRule’s REST APIs and Python client

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