From the software Github page:
"A web application for recomputating your projects and experiments. It is a summer project for recomputation.org. The idea is that "If we can compute your experiment now, anyone can recompute it 20 years from now." We want to keep multiple revisions of the software and allow other people to run, maintain and test them. Recompute builds your GitHub project by following the build instructions from the Travis script in the project directory.
The application provides a user interface to submit the GitHub url for recomputation. It also allows you to browse through recomputed projects and access the virtual machines through an in-browser terminal."
The code represents a proof of concept developed as part of the Jisc funded Software Reuse project in 2015.