Download an run the client
The Standalone client is a java application for processing multiple composition configurations at once.
Mac users and computers with Java
If your computer runs Mac Os X or if it has a Java Virtual Machine (JVM) installed, please download the client here.
You can run the client by double-clicking on the icon OpClient.jar or running the shell command java -jar OpClient.jar
in the folder where you will put the downloaded file.
Packaged versions for Linux and Windows
If you do not have a JVM (or if you are unsure of your configuration),
you could download the packaged versions with build-in JVM :
Download here the Linux package. For running the client run the command tar -zxvf clientLinux.tarin the directory where you put the downloaded file. This action will create the subfolder clientLinux. Then go in this last subfolder and launch the command StartClient.sh.
Download here the Windows package. For running the client unzip the downloaded file and double-click on
the file StartClient.bat (you can also launch it in a Dos prompt)
The format of the composition files
A composition file is a text file. It contains 15 lines and every line is a numerical (decimal) value.
line 1 : [C]
line 2 : [N]
line 3 : [O]
line 4 : [Ne]
line 5 : [Na]
line 6 : [Mg]
line 7 : [Al]
line 8 : [Si]
line 9 : [S]
line 10 : [Ar]
line 11 : [Ca]
line 12 : [Cr]
line 13 : [Mn]
line 14 : [Fe]
line 15 : [Ni]
where [X] is the fraction of the element X.
Usually one save these files with the extension .comp, but this is not required for the client to work.
Pay attention : do not leave blank spaces after the 15th line!
Using the client
The following screenshot show the main window of the client after startup.
1) Complete the text-field with your e-mail and push on the 'Choose
comp files' button. This action will open the following new window for
2) After you have chosen (at least) a file, in the main window will
appear a new button, for starting the processing of selected file(s).
3) By pushing the 'Starting processing selected files', the client will
check the selected files and will display which ones are in the valid
form and which ones are invalid
4) If and only if all the selected files are valid, in the main window will appear a new button
5) By pushing the 'Run Computation on server', the client will send the
valid files job to the server for computations. The user will receive
results by e-mail (one e-mail for each composition file).