Section: New Software and Platforms
Keywords: HPC - In Situ Processing - Computational Steering
Scientific Description FlowVR is an open source middelware to augment parallel simulations running on thousands of cores with in situ processing capabilities and live steering. FlowVR offers a very flexible environment while enabling high performance asynchronous in situ and in transit processing.
Functional Description FlowVR adopts the "data-flow" paradigm, where your application is divided as a set of components exchanging messages (think of it as a directed graph). FlowVR enables to encapsulate existing codes in components, interconnect them through data channels, and deploy them on distributed computing resources. FlowVR takes care of all the heavy lifting such as application deployment and message exchange.