The best of most worlds: shared objects for multilingual simulation
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Computing techniques are increasingly being used in scientific research to tackle a diverse set of problems. An example is complex systems research, which focuses on the use of computer simulations to explore, understand and describe the real-world system under study. These simulations are often sophisticated pieces of software with numerous design trade-offs between performance and ease of development and use. We propose a simulation framework for complex systems simulation that allows each component of a simulation--for example visualisation, or data analysis--to be developed in the most appropriate language. The framework uses the concept of shared objects to communicate data between simulation components. We present here a detailed motivation for multilingual simulations, an outline design and prototype for the simulation framework, and discuss future plans for the framework.
Sampson, A.T. and Andrews, P.S. 2010. The best of most worlds: shared objects for multilingual simulation. In: 9th Workshop on Parallel/High-Performance Object-Oriented Scientific Computing (POOSC'10), Renoe-Tahoe, Nevada, USA, 17-21 October 2010.