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Title: A Collaborative Extensible User Environment for Simulation and Knowledge Management

In scientific simulation, scientists use measured data to create numerical models, execute simulations and analyze results from advanced simulators executing on high performance computing platforms. This process usually requires a team of scientists collaborating on data collection, model creation and analysis, and on authorship of publications and data. This paper shows that scientific teams can benefit from a user environment called Akuna that permits subsurface scientists in disparate locations to collaborate on numerical modeling and analysis projects. The Akuna user environment is built on the Velo framework that provides both a rich client environment for conducting and analyzing simulations and a Web environment for data sharing and annotation. Akuna is an extensible toolset that integrates with Velo, and is designed to support any type of simulator. This is achieved through data-driven user interface generation, use of a customizable knowledge management platform, and an extensible framework for simulation execution, monitoring and analysis. This paper describes how the customized Velo content management system and the Akuna toolset are used to integrate and enhance an effective collaborative research and application environment. The extensible architecture of Akuna is also described and demonstrates its usage for creation and execution of a 3D subsurface simulation.
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Conference: International Conference on Collaboration Technologies and Systems (CTS 2015) June 1-5, 2015, Atlanta, Georgia, 280-286
IEEE, PISCATAWAY, New Jersey, United States.
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Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), Richland, WA (US)
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United States
simulation and modeling; knowledge management; collaborative science tools; extensible architecture