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Title: VERA-Workbench: A Unified Multi-Physics Interface for the VERA Suite of Tools

Abstract

The advanced numerical simulation technologies being continually developed and updated by academic and government based research scientists need to be efficiently transferred into industrial design pipelines. Unfortunately, the complex, command-line based work-flows favored by research scientists are not appealing to industrial users who have become accustomed to the intuitive interfaces and one-click install procedures supplied by commercial vendors. As such, there is a large need for an efficient mechanism through which research scientists can facilitate the smooth transfer of numerical simulation software to industry. Recognizing this need, RNET Technologies is developing the User Interaction Management System (UIMS); a fully featured simulation deployment framework designed specifically to meet the needs of the numerical simulation community. It offers a complete set of simulation management features that streamline the process of deploying advanced numerical software in the industrial setting, including a graphical interface for building complex commercial quality interfaces, support for remote job management and remote post-processing and a lightweight SaaS server that allows developers to deploy simulations using the popular software as a service model. In this Phase I project, RNET demonstrated the feasibility of the UIMS by developing an initial prototype and applying it to the VERA toolkit. The result wasmore » a functional interface for the VERA suite of tools that allows users to visualize the numerous parameters and settings in VERA input files and to post-process and visualize the VERA output files. Many engineers use vendor supported computer aided simulation tools, which include vendor supported workbench and job management tools. However, many open source and government source codes provide simulation features not available in these commercial codes. The UIMS will provide the developers of these cutting-edge simulation tools with a simple mechanism for transferring these technologies into the industrial world, increasing the adoption of publicly funded tools in the industrial setting and, in turn, increasing the publics return on its investment in government funded research programs. As such, the potential market for the UIMS includes the numerous research scientists and engineers at government labs, in academia and in regulatory agencies that are developing, or have developed, cutting edge numerical simulation tools that will be of use in the industrial setting.« less

Authors:
 [1]
  1. RNET Technologies Inc., Dayton, OH (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
RNET Technologies Inc., Dayton, OH (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1435429
Report Number(s):
DOE-RNET-17701
DOE Contract Number:  
SC0017701
Type / Phase:
SBIR (Phase I)
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
73 NUCLEAR PHYSICS AND RADIATION PHYSICS; 97 MATHEMATICS AND COMPUTING; Graphical User Interface; Remote visualization; Remote Job Management; Large Scale Numerical Simulations; technology transfer; SaaS; CASL; VERA; python

Citation Formats

O'Neill, Ben. VERA-Workbench: A Unified Multi-Physics Interface for the VERA Suite of Tools. United States: N. p., 2018. Web.
O'Neill, Ben. VERA-Workbench: A Unified Multi-Physics Interface for the VERA Suite of Tools. United States.
O'Neill, Ben. Tue . "VERA-Workbench: A Unified Multi-Physics Interface for the VERA Suite of Tools". United States.
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abstractNote = {The advanced numerical simulation technologies being continually developed and updated by academic and government based research scientists need to be efficiently transferred into industrial design pipelines. Unfortunately, the complex, command-line based work-flows favored by research scientists are not appealing to industrial users who have become accustomed to the intuitive interfaces and one-click install procedures supplied by commercial vendors. As such, there is a large need for an efficient mechanism through which research scientists can facilitate the smooth transfer of numerical simulation software to industry. Recognizing this need, RNET Technologies is developing the User Interaction Management System (UIMS); a fully featured simulation deployment framework designed specifically to meet the needs of the numerical simulation community. It offers a complete set of simulation management features that streamline the process of deploying advanced numerical software in the industrial setting, including a graphical interface for building complex commercial quality interfaces, support for remote job management and remote post-processing and a lightweight SaaS server that allows developers to deploy simulations using the popular software as a service model. In this Phase I project, RNET demonstrated the feasibility of the UIMS by developing an initial prototype and applying it to the VERA toolkit. The result was a functional interface for the VERA suite of tools that allows users to visualize the numerous parameters and settings in VERA input files and to post-process and visualize the VERA output files. Many engineers use vendor supported computer aided simulation tools, which include vendor supported workbench and job management tools. However, many open source and government source codes provide simulation features not available in these commercial codes. The UIMS will provide the developers of these cutting-edge simulation tools with a simple mechanism for transferring these technologies into the industrial world, increasing the adoption of publicly funded tools in the industrial setting and, in turn, increasing the publics return on its investment in government funded research programs. As such, the potential market for the UIMS includes the numerous research scientists and engineers at government labs, in academia and in regulatory agencies that are developing, or have developed, cutting edge numerical simulation tools that will be of use in the industrial setting.},
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