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1. (WO2018031792) DYNAMIC OPTIMIZATION OF SIMULATION RESOURCES

Pub. No.:    WO/2018/031792    International Application No.:    PCT/US2017/046323
Publication Date: Fri Feb 16 00:59:59 CET 2018 International Filing Date: Fri Aug 11 01:59:59 CEST 2017
IPC: G06F 9/50
Applicants: RESCALE, INC.
Inventors: POORT, Gregorius, E.
POORT, Mulyanto, W.
KANESHIRO, Ryan, A.
MCKENZIE, Adam, C.
Title: DYNAMIC OPTIMIZATION OF SIMULATION RESOURCES
Abstract:
The present invention dynamically optimizes computing resources allocated to a simulation task while it is running. It satisfies application-imposed constraints and enables the simulation application performing the simulation task to resolve inter- instance (including inter-server) dependencies inherent in executing the simulation task in a parallel processing or other HPC environment. An intermediary server platform, between the user of the simulation task and the hardware providers on which the simulation task is executed, includes a cluster service that provisions computing resources on hardware provider platforms, an application service that configures the simulation application in accordance with application-imposed constraints, an application monitoring service that monitors execution of the simulation task for computing resource change indicators (including computing resource utilization and application-specific information extracted from output files generated by the simulation application) as well as restart files, and a computing resource evaluation engine that determines when a change in computing resources is warranted.