WP3: CAE GRID
This work-package focused on industrial CAE applications. It provided services to HPC customers that require huge computing power to solve their engineering problems. The major partners in this work-package were T-Systems and EADS Corporate Research centre. They started by using the initial functionality of UNICORE and investigated two important aspect of industrial use of CAE, namely, code coupling and ASP-type services.
Code coupling or multi-physics optimisation is a key point to improve system design leading by reducing the prototyping and testing costs. General support for the coupling of applications was integrated in the EUROGRID system.
The ASP-type services designed application specific user interfaces for job submission so that the complexity of using HPC systems is hidden to the application engineers. At the same time, this work-package addressed some issues related to the accurate prediction of cost estimates for CAE simulations enabling the user to choose for continuing or aborting a calculation.