SimScience 2017: Simulation Science pp 176-192 | Cite as

Transparent Model-Driven Provisioning of Computing Resources for Numerically Intensive Simulations

  • Fabian KorteEmail author
  • Alexander Bufe
  • Christian Köhler
  • Gunther Brenner
  • Jens Grabowski
  • Philipp Wieder
Conference paper
Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 889)


Many simulations require large amounts of computing power to be executed. Traditionally, the computing power is provided by large high performance computing clusters that are solely built for this purpose. However, modern data centers do not only provide access to these high performance computing systems, but also offer other types of computing resources e.g., cloud systems, grid systems, or access to specialized computing resources, such as clusters equipped with accelerator hardware. Hence, the researcher is confronted with the choice of picking a suitable computing resource type for his simulation and acquiring the knowledge on how to access and manage his simulation on the resource type of choice. This is a time consuming and cumbersome process and could greatly benefit from supportive tooling. In this paper, we introduce a framework that allows to describe the simulation application in a resource-independent manner. It furthermore helps to select a suitable resource type according to the requirements of the simulation application and to automatically provision the required computing resources. We demonstrate the feasibility of the approach by providing a case study from the area of fluid mechanics.



We thank the Simulationswissenschaftliches Zentrum Clausthal-Göttingen (SWZ) for financial support.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Fabian Korte
    • 1
    Email author
  • Alexander Bufe
    • 2
  • Christian Köhler
    • 3
  • Gunther Brenner
    • 2
  • Jens Grabowski
    • 1
  • Philipp Wieder
    • 3
  1. 1.Institute of Computer ScienceUniversity of GoettingenGoettingenGermany
  2. 2.Institute of Applied MechanicsClausthal University of TechnologyClausthal-ZellerfeldGermany
  3. 3.Gesellschaft fuer wissenschaftliche Datenverarbeitung mbH Goettingen (GWDG)GoettingenGermany

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