Getting Started

Try the SLATE demo sandbox

To get a feel for how launching and running a service on the SLATE platform works, a guided tutorial is available on a real (small) instance of the platform:

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Create a SLATE account

In order to use SLATE, you need to register an account. Account creation is handled through the SLATE console, which also supports most SLATE functions such as managing groups, clusters and services.

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Use the SLATE Client

In addition to the console, users may use SLATE Client, a commandline tool for MacOS and Linux. The SLATE Client allows users to configure and deploy applications at a number of SLATE production clusters with just a handful of commands. An installation and usage guide can be found below:

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Add your Kubernetes cluster to SLATE

See the cluster installation docs for guidance on installing SLATE on a Kubernetes cluster (and installing the Kubernetes cluster as well, if necessary).

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Develop a SLATE Application

The SLATE Team is always looking for new applications that can be deployed through the platform to enable collaborative science. Below you will find a guide on Application Development using our Software Developnment Kit, MiniSLATE:

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