By Reka Solymosi, University of Manchester.
By Gary Leeming, University of Manchester.
By Steve Crouch, Devasena Inupakutika, Alun Ashton, Mark Basham and Matthew Gerring
Scientific projects are often created as stand alone applications which use their own definitions for algorithms and visualisation tools. This makes it difficult to benefit from other people's work. The DAWN Science project allowed a large group of scientific developers and software engineers to collaborate by developing a single, general purpose API to allow access and sharing of existing algorithms and visualisation tools. This significantly accelerates the development of new…