Backend service for simulating and collecting data on randomly generated soups for Conway's Game of Life
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soups is a set of scripts for running the apgmera soup search and tracking our findings.


To install first clone the repo and initailize submodules

$ git clone
$ git submodule update --init --recursive

Now copy the config file

$ cp config.json.template config.json

Fill it in with the details to the mysql database and replace /path/to/directory/ with the result of pwd

Note: If you don't yet have a mysql database and tables read the future section.

Finally you must compile apgmera.

$ cd apgmera
$ ./


To start the soup search execute

$ ./

And finally add a crontab to execute every hour

$ crontab -e
0 * * * * python3 /path/to/directory/