AeroGrid LogoProject description
The AeroGrid project aims at providing an efficient Grid based working environment for the national aerospace research community. The AeroGrid environment will be a permanent and effective Grid infrastructure for the cooperation between industry, research centres, and universities in aerospace engineering and research. Compared to other industrial sectors, most aerospace research is carried out in public and governmental institutes. In the field of computational fluid dynamics (CFD), industry often uses innovative codes which are jointly developed by research centres, such as DLR, and universities.
The AeroGrid environment allows virtual organizations to cooperate in research and development projects, to always use up-to-date program versions, data, and compute resources across all locations, and to document and trace the detailed history of a computational process that leads to a certain result ("Provenance").
The design of the AeroGrid environment addresses two important requirements:
The integration of a Provenance service which records detailed information of all conducted execution steps, increases the dependability of the results and improves the user’s confidence in their quality. The Provenance service used in AeroGrid will be provided to all D-Grid projects as a standard service for Provenance recording and querying. Within the project, the Grid environment will be evaluated with the following usage scenarios from the turbine simulation domain:
The AeroGrid environment will consist of two different user interfaces, a Web portal based on the GridSphere server, and the data management client application DataFinder. Both user interfaces will be customized to support the various usage scenarios.
Project runtime 01.04.2007 - 31.03.2010