Another new service for the artificial life (ALife) community is the Avida service. This service is based on the Avida scientific software package, that allows a user to experiment with populations of actively evolving computer programs.
The input to the service is a zipped or tgzed archive file, consisting of avida configuration files in the root folder of the archive. These configuration files must contain the file avida.cfg.
The output of the service is an archive file consisting of the avida output folder, in tgz format. A log file is also produced.
To find the service on the YouShare portal, search for avida in the service search box. Some examples for execution are available from the run examples panel.
The service uses version Avida 2.12.4. More information on Avida can be found at http://avida.devosoft.org/