Artikel in Tagungsband INPROC-2011-28

Sonntag, Mirko; Hotta, Sven; Karastoyanova, Dimka; Molnar, David; Schmauder, Siegfried: Workflow-Based Distributed Environment For Legacy Simulation Applications.
In: Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Software and Data Technologies (ICSOFT 2011), Poster Paper.
Universität Stuttgart, Fakultät Informatik, Elektrotechnik und Informationstechnik.
S. 91-94, englisch.
SciTePress Digital Library, Juli 2011.
DOI: 10.5220/0003444400910094.
Artikel in Tagungsband (Workshop-Beitrag).
CR-Klassif.H.4.1 (Office Automation)
I.6.7 (Simulation Support Systems)
KeywordsSimulation workflows; distributed simulations; BPEL; Web services; Monte-Carlo

Computer simulations play an increasingly important role to explain or predict phenomena of the real world. We recognized during our work with scientific institutes that many simulation programs can be considered legacy applications with low software ergonomics, usability, and hardware support. Often there is no GUI and tedious manual tasks have to be conducted. We are convinced that the information technology and software engineering concepts can help to improve this situation to a great extent. In this poster presentation we therefore propose a concept of a simulation environment for legacy scientific applications. Core of the concept are simulation workflows that enable a distributed execution of former monolithic programs and a resource manager that steers server work load and handles data. As proof of concept we implemented a Monte-Carlo simulation of precipitations in copper-alloyed iron and tested it with real data.
Abteilung(en)Universität Stuttgart, Institut für Architektur von Anwendungssystemen
Eingabedatum3. Mai 2011
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