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A Web-Based Service Portal to Steer Numerical Simulations on High-Performance Computers

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Benefiting and accessing high-performance computing resources can be quite difficult. Unlike domain scientists with a background in computational science, non-experts coming from, e.g., various medical fields, have almost no chance to run numerical simulations on large-scale systems. To provide easy access and a user-friendly interface to supercomputers, a web-based service portal, which under the hood takes care of authentication, authorization, job submission, and interaction with a simulation framework is presented. The service is exemplary developed around a simulation framework capable of efficiently running computational fluid dynamics simulations on high-performance computers. The framework uses a lattice-Boltzmann method to simulate and analyze respiratory flows. The implementation of such a web-portal allows to steer the simulation and represents a new diagnostic tool in the field of ear, nose, and throat treatment.


  • High-performance computing
  • Service portal
  • Computational fluid dynamics
  • Respiratory flows
  • Lattice-boltzmann method

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The work presented in this manuscript has been performed within the project Rhinodiagnost, which is funded as a ZIM (Zentrales Innovationsprogramm Mittelstand - Central Innovation Programme for small and medium-sized enterprises) (ZIM project by the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi) (BMWi in Germany. The Austrian partner Angewandte Informationstechnik Forschungsgesellschaft mbH is funded by COIN (Cooperation and Innovation) (COIN, Federal Ministry of Science, Research and Economy (BMWFW) (BMWFW The project runs under the auspices of IraSME (International research activities by SMEs) (IraSME

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Grosch, A., Waldmann, M., Göbbert, J.H., Lintermann, A. (2021). A Web-Based Service Portal to Steer Numerical Simulations on High-Performance Computers. In: Jarm, T., Cvetkoska, A., Mahnič-Kalamiza, S., Miklavcic, D. (eds) 8th European Medical and Biological Engineering Conference. EMBEC 2020. IFMBE Proceedings, vol 80. Springer, Cham.

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