Kitware and NREL Collaborate Over Implementation of Software Process Support for the Radiance Project

Calvin Azuri | Green Technology World | January 12, 2012

Kitware, provider of open-source software and state-of-the-art technology solutions, announced that it will be collaborating with the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), facility of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), for the deployment and delivery of software processes support for the Radiance (News - Alert) Project.

The Radiance project developed under funding from DOE was created at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) for providing physically-based simulation tools for various purposes to lighting engineers and researchers across the globe. Greg Ward of Anywhere Software, who was the original brain behind the project, has been working within the project over its various evolutionary stages.

The CMake cross-platform system form Kitware which has been designed for building, testing and packaging software, was leveraged within the Radiance project by both Kitware and NREL to enhance the simulation capabilities of OpenStudio, open-source portfolio of software tools from NREL. By leveraging CMake for Radiance, nightly building and testing of the Radiance HEAD release will be enabled. CMake, which was created by the company in 2000, will also ensure delivery of automatic updates regarding any errors during building or testing...