A methodology towards virtualisation-based high performance simulation platform supporting multidisciplinary design of complex products

Lei Ren, Lin Zhang, Fei Tao, Xiaolong Zhang, Yongliang Luo, Yabin Zhang

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Abstract

Multidisciplinary design of complex products leads to an increasing demand for high performance simulation (HPS) platforms. One great challenge is how to achieve high efficient utilisation of large-scale simulation resources in distributed and heterogeneous environments. This article reports a virtualisation-based methodology to realise a HPS platform. This research is driven by the issues concerning large-scale simulation resources deployment and complex simulation environment construction, efficient and transparent utilisation of fine-grained simulation resources and high reliable simulation with fault tolerance. A framework of virtualisation-based simulation platform (VSIM) is first proposed. Then the article investigates and discusses key approaches in VSIM, including simulation resources modelling, a method to automatically deploying simulation resources for dynamic construction of system environment, and a live migration mechanism in case of faults in run-time simulation. Furthermore, the proposed methodology is applied to a multidisciplinary design system for aircraft virtual prototyping and some experiments are conducted. The experimental results show that the proposed methodology can (1) significantly improve the utilisation of fine-grained simulation resources, (2) result in a great reduction in deployment time and an increased flexibility for simulation environment construction and (3)achieve fault tolerant simulation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)267-290
Number of pages24
JournalEnterprise Information Systems
Volume6
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 1 2012

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  • Computer Science Applications
  • Information Systems and Management

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