Version 3.0 beta
What’s New in ShakeCast: Introducing Version 3.0 (beta)
Good News! ShakeCast 3.0 (beta) is here, and it is available for cloud-based ShakeCast hosting! What does this mean for you? Well, for one, you can now run ShakeCast with little or no hardware investment, achieve off-site redundancy, and avoid frustrating internal IT roadblocks. Alternatively, you can continue to host ShakeCast internally, but update to a Virtual Machine (VM) environment to avoid challenging hurdles introduced due to local idiosyncrasies of your hardware, software, or network. Either, way, ShakeCast V3 is a lot easier to install, use, and maintain.
Some of the new features, documented in the ShakeCast User Guide, include:
- Support for Linux VM/Cloud (Amazon Web Services)
- Windows 8/7 stand alone image/install (coming soon; contact us)
- Drag-and-drop user data upload (gotta' love this one)
Important documents you'll need to get started are:
- ShakeCast V3 Cloud Installation Guide
- Updated ShakeCast User Guide (Draft)
- Example user-specific data files (users, facilities, fragilities, configurations)
- Steps for Migrating from V2 to V3
These documents, and more, are hosted on the ShakeCast Wiki.
Setting up your own cloud-base ShakeCast instance requires you to get an inexpensive (free for one-year, typically) cloud services account. Once set up with an AWS account, copying the ShakeCast software disk image ("instance") requires a quick electronic approval from the USGS ShakeCast team.
- Requires Windows XP & Server 2003
- File Size: 2.8 MB
- Install / Uninstall Instructions