What is RCE?

RCE is an Open Source distributed, workflow-driven integration environment. It is used by engineers and scientists to design and simulate complex systems (e.g., aircraft, ships, or satellites) by using and integrating their own design and simulation tools.
An overview about RCE and some of its application fields gives this survey article.
If you're interested in contributing to RCE please don't hesitate and contact us. The source code is distributed as a zip archive along with each release. We will provide general public access to our source code repository soon.
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Cite us

If you use RCE in your research project, please cite either the software itself or our reference publication in SoftwareX:

Brigitte Boden, Jan Flink, Niklas Först, Robert Mischke, Kathrin Schaffert, Alexander Weinert, Annika Wohlan, and Andreas Schreiber. "RCE: an integration environment for engineering and science." SoftwareX 15 (2021): 100759. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.softx.2021.100759.

Brigitte Boden, Jan Flink, Robert Mischke, Kathrin Schaffert, Alexander Weinert, Annika Wohlan, and Andreas Schreiber. (2019). RCE (10.0.0). Zenodo. https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.3691675.

You can obtain the preprint of the SoftwareX-article from arXiV.

Work with us

We are always open to working together with users to extend RCE and to apply it to new use cases. For this, we often participate in collaborative research projects. Please contact us at rce@dlr.de.

Clarification of our Version Support / EOL Policy

While we regularly recommend upgrading RCE to the latest release, we would like to introduce more explicit information about RCE's upgrade and versioning policy. This is intended to support RCE users and administrators in their upgrade decisions and planning.

Please note that this policy will be refined and adapted as …

RCE 10.3.0

We are happy to announce the recent release of RCE 10.3.0 (Green Monkey). Besides a number of bugfixes and minor improvements, this release includes a completely reworked workflow palette, the ability to automatically generate network configuration snippets, improvements in Tool Integration and a rework of the System Monitoring …

RCE 10.2.4

We are happy to announce the latest version of RCE 10.2.4. In this maintenance release we have fixed some problems with the uplink connections and improved their stability. We also fixed some minor issues related to SSH login as well as workflow execution. You can find the technical …

RCE 10.2.3

We are pleased to announce the recent release of RCE 10.2.3. In this maintenance release, we further improved the stability of uplink connections, particularly in situations with large amounts of transferred data or with low available bandwidth. Moreover, we fixed some minor issues in the generic optimizer. You …

RCE 10.2.2

We are pleased to announce the recent release of RCE 10.2.2. In this maintenance release, we fixed a memory leak and updated some dependencies. You can find the technical changelog on github.

If you are using RCE 10.x you can update your installation using "Help -> Check for …

RCE 10.2.1

We are pleased to announce the recent release of RCE 10.2.1. Besides general improvements and bugfixes regarding SSH/Uplink, we incorporated fixes for certain problems regarding timeouts and login attempts. Furthermore we improved the event logging by adding more information and made it easier to recognize events. We …

RCE 10.2.0

We are happy to announce the recent release of RCE 10.2 (Green Monkey). In addition to a number of minor improvements to both the user interface and the internal workings of RCE, this release includes a more powerful Switch component that allows forwarding inputs to an arbitrary number of …

RCE 10.1.1

We are pleased to announce the recent release of RCE 10.1.1. In addition to a bugfix for a rare issue concerning uplink connections, we have upgraded our internal libraries in order to incorporate the newest security fixes and also improved the documentation.

Please find the downloadable artifacts on …

RCE 10.1

We are pleased to announce the recent release of RCE 10.1.0. In addition to general bug fixes and improvements, we have incorporated a hotfix for monitoring issues. We replaced the previously used SIGAR library with the successor library OSHI. This increases the stability on modern systems. Please find …