Computational Science Simulations Based on Web Services

Paul Chew1, Nikos Chrisochoides5, S. Gopalsamy4, Gerd Heber6, Tony Ingraffea2, Edward Luke3, Joaquim Neto2, Keshav Pingali1, Alan Shih4, Bharat Soni4, Paul Stodghill1, David Thompson3, Steve Vavasis1, Paul Wawrzynek2

1Department of Computer Science, Cornell University

2Department of Civil Engineering, Cornell University

3Engineering Research Center, Mississippi State University

4School of Engineering, University of Alabama at Birmingham

5College of William and Mary

6Cornell Theory Center

Abstract. We describe the software architecture of a system for doing multi-physics simulation of a coupled fluid, thermal, and mechanical fracture problem. The system is organized as a collection of geographically-distributed software components in which each component provides a web service, and uses standard web-service protocols to interact with other components. The resulting system incorporates many features such as componentization and geographical distribution which we believe are vital to adaptive and dynamic data-driven application systems (DDDAS).

LNCS 2660, pp. 299-308.

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