Open-File Report 2011–1062
This report documents cloudPEST—a Python module with functions to facilitate deployment of the model-independent parameter estimation code PEST on a cloud-computing environment. cloudPEST makes use of low-level, freely available command-line tools that interface with the Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2TM) that are unlikely to change dramatically. This report describes the preliminary setup for both Python and EC2 tools and subsequently describes the functions themselves. The code and guidelines have been tested primarily on the Windows® operating system but are extensible to Linux®.
Posted March 24, 2011
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Fienen, M. N., Kunicki, T. C., and Kester, D. E., 2011, cloudPEST — A python module for cloud-computing deployment of PEST, a program for parameter estimation: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2011–1062, 22 p., available also at https://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2011/1062.
cloudPEST Classes and Functions