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OPERA: An HPCN architecture for distributed component-based real-time simulations

  • François-Xavier Lebas
  • Thomas Usländer
Track C1: (Industrial) End-user Applications of HPCN
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 1593)

Abstract

The primary mission of the EU-funded OPERA project is the training of operators in the area of chemical industry by means of simulation applications that run in a cost-effective standard LAN environment. As a second goal, OPERA also aims at achieving great flexibility to ease changes in the released simulator. To achieve its primary goal, OPERA had to solve the problem of real-time combined with the requirement for high computing. To achieve its secondary goal, OPERA noticeably had 1) to provide a way to integrate hybrid simulation models, 2) to be highly scalable and configurable (being able to run from a single computer to multi-processors clusters). As a matter of fact, OPERA results appear to be valuable in many areas, far beyond the initial requirements in the domain of distributed simulation.

Keywords

Logical Time Legacy Code Central Conductor Local Conductor Time Advancement 
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Glossary

ADC

OPERA Atomic DiSOM Component

CC

OPERA Central Conductor

COTS

Commercial Off The Shelf

DCS

Distributed Control System

DiSOM

OPERA Distributed Simulation Object Model

HLA

High-Level Architecture

HPCS/RT

OPERA High Performance Computing Simulations in Real Time

LC

OPERA Local Conductor

OPERA

OPERAtors training distributed real-time simulations

PSE

Proprietary Simulation Environments

UML

Unified Modelling Language—OMG standard

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References

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    Y. Monsef, ‘Complex Systems Simulation Modelling', Lavoisier Tec Doc.Google Scholar
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    US Department of Defense, Defense Modeling and Simulation Office: “Department of Defense High-Level Architecture Interface Specification”, http://www.dmso.mil/projects/hlaGoogle Scholar
  4. [4]
    OPERA Projekte http://tes.iitb.fhg.de/Projekte/opera.htmlGoogle Scholar
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    RTSORAC project—http://www.cs.uri.eduGoogle Scholar
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    TRDF—LeLannGoogle Scholar

Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag 1999

Authors and Affiliations

  • François-Xavier Lebas
    • 1
  • Thomas Usländer
    • 2
  1. 1.System ArchitectThomson Training & SimulationCergy-PontoiseFrance
  2. 2.Fraunhofer IITB, Technical ManagerKarlsruheGermany

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