A "box" to store, organise and run modelling tools
pyxis is a "box" where numerical modellers store, organise and run their models and tools. A pyxis workflow is a standardised way of running a particular model or tool. These workflows allow a range of models to be used through a single graphical user interface, in a controlled, repeatable and auditable manner. pyxis has quality assurance built in, improving efficiency for numerical modellers.
HR Wallingford has developed a range of pyxis workflows for use in our own studies. pyxis is now available for other organisations, both to make use of established workflows and to use with additional numerical models. Getting started is simple - our pyxis elearning site has tutorials to guide users through workflow creation.
pyxis runs on the MS Windows platform, but can be used to manage and submit numerical modelling jobs to local or remote MS Windows or non-MS Windows based HPC/HTC resources.
pyxis is continually being developed to improve the GIS capabilities, the audit trail, the reporting tools and the charting capabilities. It is also being extended to include additional workflows and toolboxes.
HR Wallingford is currently using pyxis with the following workflows:
pyxis(/ˈpɪksɨs/; Greek: box; Latin: mariner's compass)
pyxis is a "box" where numerical modellers store, organise and run their tools. pyxis guides users through model use in a controlled and auditable way.