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Civil-Comp Proceedings
ISSN 1759-3433
CCP: 90
PROCEEDINGS OF THE FIRST INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON PARALLEL, DISTRIBUTED AND GRID COMPUTING FOR ENGINEERING
Edited by: B.H.V. Topping and P. Iványi
Paper 22

A Script Generator API for the Full-Scale Three-Dimensional Vibration Simulation of an Entire Nuclear Power Plant within AEGIS

G. Kim1, Y. Suzuki1, N. Teshima1, A. Nishida1, T. Yamada1, F. Araya1, H. Takemiya1, N. Nakajima1 and M. Kondo2

1Centre for Computational Science and e-Systems, Japan Atomic Energy Agency, Japan
2O-arai Research and Development Centre, Japan Atomic Energy Agency, Japan

Full Bibliographic Reference for this paper
G. Kim, Y. Suzuki, N. Teshima, A. Nishida, T. Yamada, F. Araya, H. Takemiya, N. Nakajima, M. Kondo, "A Script Generator API for the Full-Scale Three-Dimensional Vibration Simulation of an Entire Nuclear Power Plant within AEGIS", in B.H.V. Topping, P. Iványi, (Editors), "Proceedings of the First International Conference on Parallel, Distributed and Grid Computing for Engineering", Civil-Comp Press, Stirlingshire, UK, Paper 22, 2009. doi:10.4203/ccp.90.22
Keywords: client API, grid-enabled, application, script, workflow, usability.

Summary
With the spread of various types of grid computing, more and more researchers hope to carry out their research and development using the grid computing. Among them, there are researchers who want to develop their own grid-enabled applications on their desktops. But, pre-existing grid systems do not always provide them with a usable grid environment. Our objective is to provide a user-friendly grid environment to computational scientists and engineers who are not familiar with grid computing technology. To achieve this, we have developed grid-enabled client APIs including not only low level APIs but also high level APIs.

In this paper, we demonstrate a Script Generator API and its implementation in the atomic energy grid infrastructure (AEGIS) [1,2], our grid infrastructure. The Script Generator API as one of the client APIs automatically generates a grid-enabled workflow script from user applications on their desktops without using grid-enabled workflow tools. We also describe the development of the grid-enabled application using the Script Generator API for a full-scale three-dimensional vibration simulator for an entire nuclear power plant [2,3] of the Japan Atomic Energy Agency, from which we confirmed that the Script Generator API provides a user-friendly grid environment.

References
1
Y. Suzuki, K. Nakajima, N. Kushida, C. Kino, T. Aoyagi, N. Nakajima, K. Iba, N. Hayashi, T. Ozeki, T. Totsuka, H. Nakanishi, Y. Nagayama, "Research and Development of Fusion Grid Infrastructure Based on Atomic Energy Grid Infrastructure (AEGIS)", Fusion Engineering and Design, 83, 511-515, 2008. doi:10.1016/j.fusengdes.2007.09.017
2
Y. Suzuki, N. Nakajima, F. Araya, O. Hazama, A. Nishida, N. Kushida, T. Akutsu, N. Teshima, K. Nakajima, M. Kondo, S. Hayashi, T. Aoyagi, "Development of Three-Dimensional Virtual Plant Vibration Simulator on Grid Computing Environment ITBL-IS/AEGIS", in "Proceedings of the Sixteenth International Conference on Nuclear Engineering (CDROM)", No.48478, 2007.
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M. Tani, N. Nakajima, A. Nishida, Y. Suzuki, H. Matsubara, F. Araya, N. Kushida, O. Hazama, K. Kawasaki, "A Methodology of Structural Analysis for Nuclear Power Plant Size of Assembly", in "Proceedings of Mathematics & Computation and Supercomputing in Nuclear Applications: the Joint International Topical Meeting (CD-ROM)", 2007.

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