A Parallel CORBA Component Model for Numerical Code Coupling [chapter]

Christian Pérez, Thierry Priol, André Ribes
2002 Lecture Notes in Computer Science  
The fast growth of high bandwidth wide area networks has allowed the building of computational grids, which are constituted of PC clusters and/or parallel machines. Computational grids enable the design of new numerical simulation applications. For example, it is now feasible to couple several scientific codes to obtain a multi-physic application. In order to handle the complexity of such applications, software component technology appears very appealing. However, most current software
more » ... models do not provide any support to transparently and efficiently embed parallel codes into components. This paper describes a first study of GridCCM, an extension to the CORBA Component Model to support parallel components. The feasibility of the model is evaluated thanks to its implementation on top of two CCM prototypes. Preliminary performance results are very good: there is no noticeable overhead and the bandwidth is efficiently aggregated.
doi:10.1007/3-540-36133-2_9 fatcat:z3kvjn2dircyxdr3n6g4r6ng6i