AiiDA is a flexible and scalable informatics' infrastructure
to manage, preserve, and disseminate the simulations,
data, and workflows of modern-day computational science.
Able to store the full provenance of each object, and based on a tailored database
built for efficient data mining of heterogeneous results, AiiDA gives
the user the ability to interact seamlessly with any number of
remote HPC resources and codes,
thanks to its flexible plugin interface and workflow
engine for the automation of complex sequences of simulations.
Journal ref: G. Pizzi, A. Cepellotti, R. Sabatini, N. Marzari, and B. Kozinsky,
AiiDA: automated interactive infrastructure and database for
computational science, Comp. Mat. Sci. 111, 218-230 (2016)
Open access link: arXiv:1504.0116
The core of the AiiDA engine (“aiida_core”) is released under an open-source MIT license.
The latest version v0.8.0 was released on 24-Apr-2017 (Release notes).
If you are upgrading from a previous version and you don’t want to reinstall everything from scratch, please, read these instructions.
A number of features and plugins are provides as external packages.
A summary of the plugins (some of them maintained by the AiiDA team, others by external contributors) can be found at this page.
The plugins that were part of AiiDA EPFL (aiida_epfl) are now included to the aiida_core.
The MIT License (also called Expat) is an open source license that essentially grants you the right of dealing in the software without restrictions, subject to the condition that the original copyright notice and the name of the copyright holder is included in derivatives of the software. It is very similar to the BSD Licenses, the main differences being that the MIT License explicitly describes the usage permissions and does not limit the use of the copyright holder name.