Accelerating the Process of Scientific Discovery
Through Cooperation and Collaboration

Collaborative Viewing and Steering of a
Distributed Combustion Computation across Multiple DOE Labs.

At SC'97 conference we plan to show several real-life applications running across multiprocessor clusters at Sandia NM, Oak Ridge, and Sandia CA. The following applications have CUMULVS integrated into them.

Demonstrates the utilization of experts and high performance computing resources distributed across the DOE system in order to accelerate the process of scientific discovery.

Temperature and Density profiles early in methane combustion simulation.

Parallel Object-oriented Environment and Toolkit (POET) provides a means to quickly develop parallel applications through sharing and reusing distributed numerical software.

POET (and PUMA another tool from ACTS being demonstrated at the workshop)
decrease the time it takes to develop applications.
CUMULVS' purpose is to decrease the the time in takes to make a scientific discovery once an application is running.

CUMULVS provides a collaborative infrastructure to view and steer large distributed applications.

Why is Computational Steering Important?

CUMULVS Provides Collaborative Computational Steering

Large scale applications such as the combustion simulation were developed by a multi-disciplinary team of experts in thermodynamics, turbulent flows, chemical reactions, computer science, etc..
CUMULVS allows this same group of experts to participate in the process of scientific discovery while the simulation is running.

The process can be compared to a
Single person vs. Brainstorming session of active discovery.

We are in an age of cooperation and collaboration in order to advance science.
CUMULVS and POET are tools to help in this effort.