Code Hilt: a Graphical User Interface Client for Parallel Particle Accelerator Codes

Award Information
Agency: Department of Energy
Branch: N/A
Contract: DE-FG02-05ER84383
Agency Tracking Number: 78238S05-I
Amount: $99,729.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2005
Solicitation Year: 2005
Solicitation Topic Code: 36 d
Solicitation Number: DE-FG01-04ER04-33
Small Business Information
5621 Arapahoe Ave, Suite A, Boulder, CO, 80303
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 David Alexander
 Dr.
 (303) 448-7751
 alexanda@txcorp.com
Business Contact
 John Cary
Title: Dr.
Phone: (303) 448-0728
Email: cary@txcorp.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
78238S Many modern computer simulations, such as those used in high energy physics research, have increasingly more realistic physics features (e.g., three-dimensionality); however, they are often more difficult to execute especially when run in parallel on a high-performance computer. This project will develop a framework for remote setup, control, and monitoring that will provide users with a graphical interface to configure, start and stop codes within scheduler systems, and receive reduced data to check the code progress. It will provide utilities to build client applications with a rich set of graphical controls, including 3-dimensional imagery of the simulation domain, that pre-process input files and post-process output files. Phase I will build a working prototype system that models beam properties of high energy experiments accelerators, demonstrating proof-of-principal for the framework. The prototype will be capable of automatically generating input files, launch a parallel run, and visualize data from the run. Commercial Applications and Other Benefits as described by the awardee: The proposed framework should bring add-on value to any simulation code, especially those that run remotely on high-performance resources. For example, groups that have codes that model combustion, biophysics, or climatology would be candidates for the early adoption of the technology.

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