Getting started with JESS is straightforward. All you need is a JESS client or a building simulation tool already supporting JESS.
The latest version of DesignBuilder software (v4.7) has a seamless integration of the JESS support built in. The animation above shows how you can set up simulation to be run on JESS with only a few clicks. To test the service, you can use the trail account and do not need to send any personal information to us. The trial account give you 5 hours of computing time, which is enough for thousands of runs of a simple model, or a few large models.
Using the JESS Client
If you are using EnergyPlus with other tools or in your own development, the JESS Client can normally replace the local simulation command and give you the remote simulation capability. You can find more details of the JESS Client on its manual pages. Detailed examples are provided for using it with GenOpt, EP-Launch, Matlab and other tools. You can download the JESS Client package here.
How to get an account
New users of JESS can request a free trial account directly from the JESS Client GUI. No registration or personal details is required. This temporary account give you 5 hours of computing time, and you can start testing the service straightaway.