In the Spring of 2003, the e-Science Core Programme issued a call for high quality proposals for travel and networking projects (referred to as “Sister Projects”) to establish synergistic links between individual UK e-Science projects and leading Grid/e-Science projects from around the globe. DS-Grid was one of only four such projects which was selected for funding
Modelling and simulation is required in many areas of science and engineering, for example, for predicting the behavior of new systems being designed or for analyzing natural phenomena. These simulation systems often require huge computing resources and the data sets required by the simulation may also be geographically distributed. Furthermore, the development of such complex simulation applications usually requires collaborative effort from researchers with different domain knowledge and expertise, possibly at different locations. In order to support collaborative model development and to cater for the increasing complexity of such systems, it is necessary to harness distributed resources over the Internet. The Grid provides an unrivalled technology for large scale distributed simulation. While HLA enables the construction of large-scale distributed simulations using existing and possibly distributed simulation components, Grid technologies enable collaboration and the use of distributed computing resources, while also facilitating access to geographically distributed data sets.
The vision of the project is a “Grid plug-and-play distributed simulation system", a distributed collaborative simulation environment where researchers with different domain knowledge and expertise, possibly at different locations, develop, modify, assemble and execute distributed simulation components over the Grid.
The project links research
efforts in the UK and Singapore to bring
a combination of strong expertise in distributed simulation, grid computing and
lay the foundations for a future research agenda to advance the field of grid
aware large scale distributed simulation
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