SMD is making its full source code available free of charge under the
It comes with some installation instructions, and some reasonable
documentation, but be warned that getting SMD up and running at your
institution is no trivial task. You will need at least the following
Oracle Server software, at least version 9.0.
A database administrator, with Oracle experience.
A web server (we use Apache with tomcat).
A good system administrator
Java 1.5 or greater
Perl, and various modules (detailed in documentation that comes
with the download).
Someone with experience writing and debugging Java, Perl and C
If you are missing any of the above items, the chances are that you
will not be successful in installing SMD on your site. If you do
have all the above items, your chances are slightly better ;-).
In addition, the source code to XCluster
may also be downloaded through this registration and download process.
Getting the software
To get the software, you must agree to the software license, and
register. You will then be emailed a password. If you already have a
username and password, you may proceed directly to the download area
We appreciate any and all feedback, good or bad, that will help us
improve SMD, and add new tools, or means of storing data in SMD. You
can send feedback to firstname.lastname@example.org, and can post
questions to the SMD development forum.
There is a document of a successful install in Linux available here