Streamlining Simulation and Data Transfer in a Heterogeneous Environment
TimeTuesday, July 306:30pm - 8:30pm
LocationCrystal Foyer and Crystal B
DescriptionOur research uses ANSYS Maxwell for finite element analysis of electromagnetic devices. Our studies use heavily parameterized models to analyze numerous design scenarios and operating points, resulting in hundreds and thousands of simulation cases. Consequently, we designed and implemented a novel workflow to automate the large number of simulations and minimize the amount of human involvement required in the process. The workflow integrates simulation and data transfer seamlessly in a heterogeneous working environment that consists of Windows workstations and Linux clusters. The two data transfer schemes – polling and autonomous data transfer – can also be applied to other workflows where data need to be transferred without user intervention in cloud computing.