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Description

OptiNum-Grid is a community project of the German D-Grid Initiative and thus funded by the BMBF (the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research). It started in June 2009 and is expected to run for 3 years.

The aim of the project is to develop, deploy and test generic services for the optimization of technical systems and scientific models with help of numerical simulations in grid environments. According to the agreement with the industrial partners this are services for:

  • the on-demand deployment of applications required by grid jobs on execution nodes of the grid
  • the protection against failures of grid resources
  • the protection of confidential user data on grid resources
  • the definition and execution of workflows in a grid
  • the accounting of resource usage through the resource provider
  • the realization of parametric and optimization studies as well as design validation in the grid
  • equation solving as grid application

For test and demonstration purposes the industrial partners will provide applications which build upon these services, basically applications for circuit design and the design of microoptical and adaptronical systems.

The project will use the Globus Toolkit as underlying grid middleware.

Project Partners

Our partners are:

Academic Partners

Industrial Partners

Contact

Dietmar Fey
Department of Computer Science 3
Univ. of Erlangen-Nürnberg
Martensstraße 3
91058 Erlangen - Germany
dietmar.fey@informatik.uni-erlangen.de

Steffen Limmer
Department of Computer Science 3
Univ. of Erlangen-Nürnberg
Martensstraße 3
91058 Erlangen - Germany
steffen.limmer@informatik.uni-erlangen.de

Project Leader:
Christian Boehme
GWDG
Am Fassberg 11
37077 Göttingen - Germany
christian.boehme@gwdg.de

Publications

  • Limmer, Steffen; Schneider, Andre; Boehme, Christian; Fey, Dietmar; Schmitz, Simon; Graupner, Achim; Sülzle, Martin:
    Services for Numerical Simulations and Optimizations in Grids.
    In: Dr. Nitin; Prof. Satya Prakash Ghrera (Ed.): Proceedings of 2012 2nd IEEE International Conference on Parallel, Distributed and Grid Computing (PDGC)
    (PDGC2012, Waknaghat, India, 6.-8.12.12).
    2013, pp. 214 -219.
  • Limmer, Steffen; Schneider, André; Boehme, Christian; Fey, Dietmar; Schmitz, Simon; Graupner, Achim; Sülzle, Martin:
    Services for numerical simulations and optimisations in grids.
    In: International Journal of Parallel, Emergent and Distributed Systems (2013), pp. 1-23
  • Limmer, Steffen; Fey, Dietmar:
    Service zum Start von Grid-Jobs in virtuellen Machinen.
    In: Dietrich, Manfred; Fey, Dietmar; Schneider, André (Ed.): 4. Workshop Grid-Technologie für den Entwurf technischer Systeme
    (Workshop Grid-Technologie für den Entwurf technischer Systeme (Grid4TS), Dresden, 21.-22. September 2011).
    2011, pp. 21-25.
  • Limmer, Steffen; Fey, Dietmar:
    Framework for Distributed Evolutionary Algorithms in Computational Grids.
    In: Liu, Jingnan; Hu, Chengyu; Kang, Zhuo; Liu, Yong (Ed.): Advances in Computation and Intelligence
    (5th International Symposium on Advances in Computation and Intelligence, Wuhan, China, October 2010).
    Berlin / Heidelberg: Springer Verlag, 2010, pp. 170-180. (Lecture Notes in Computer Science vol. 6382) - ISBN 3642164927
  • Fey, Dietmar; Limmer, Steffen:
    Unconventional Computing - Reversible Signed Digit Adders for Future Nanocomputing Devices.
    In: it - Methods and Applications of Informatics and Information Technology (2010), no. 3, pp. 147-152

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