June 22–26, 2014
Leipzig, Germany

Presentation Details

Name: CloudFlow – Computational Cloud Services & Workflows for Agile Engineering
Time: Tuesday, June 24, 2014
03:45 pm - 04:00 pm
Room:   Hall 2
CCL - Congress Center Leipzig
Speaker:   André Stork, Fraunhofer IGD
Abstract:   The motivating idea behind CloudFlow is to open up the power of Cloud Computing for engineering WorkFlows (CloudFlow). The aim of CloudFlow is to enable engineers to access services on the Cloud spanning domains such as CAD, CAM, CAE (CFD), Systems and PLM, and combining them to integrated workflows leveraging HPC resources.
Workflows are of key importance in today’s product/production development processes where products show ever increasing complexity integrating geometry, mechanics, electronics and software aspects. Such complex products require multi-domain simulation, simulation-in-the-loop and synchronized workflows based on interoperability of data, services and workflows. CloudFlow will build on existing standards and components to facilitate an as-vendor-independent-as-possible Cloud engineering workflows platform. All in all, CloudFlow wants to contribute to a wider adaption of Cloud infrastructures and making them a practical option for manufacturing companies.
CloudFlow will conduct two Open Calls for external experiments investigating the use of the CloudFlow infrastructure in new and innovative ways, outreaching into the engineering and manufacturing community and engaging external partners. Each of these two Open Calls will look for seven additional experiments to gather experience with engineering Cloud uses and gaining insights from these experiments.
The presentation will give an introduction to CloudFlow. It will show one exemplar experiment and its interplay with the CloudFlow infrastructure. Since the first Open Call is closing by 30 September 2014, the presentation will provide details on the types of external Application Experiments which CloudFlow appreciates proposals for.