The following instructions cover dependencies, source code and configuration.

Required Software

The minimum requirements are:

  • The Java Development Kit version 7 (version 8 is also supported). Either the Oracle JDK or the Open JDK . You might already have Java installed. Open a command prompt and try typing java.
  • The MongoDB database. The latest tested version should be 2.2.6.

Optional Software

For content-based search the following is required:


Docker images for a basic setup are available here: NCSA Opensource.


Clowder is a data management system for the cloud


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