Virtual laboratory for planetary materials: System service architecture overview

Cesar R.S. da Silva, Pedro R.C. da Silveira, Bijaya Karki, Renata M. Wentzcovitch, Paul A. Jensen, Evan F. Bollig, Marlon Pierce, Gordon Erlebacher, David A. Yuen

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This paper brings an overall view of the service-oriented architecture (SOA) used in VLab, a system aimed to handle concurrent calculations of geo-materials participating in extensive workflows. We recap the algorithms of physical importance that underly the system requirements. The system architecture then emerges naturally. A usage view diagram is shown and thoroughly discussed. We also show how analysis tools are integrated in the SOA.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)321-332
Number of pages12
JournalPhysics of the Earth and Planetary Interiors
Issue number1-4
StatePublished - Aug 15 2007

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
Research was supported by NSF grant ITR-0426757 (VLab). Minnesota Su-percomputing Institute provided the main computational facilities.


  • Distributed computing
  • First-principles molecular dynamics
  • Geo-materials computation
  • Grid computing
  • Grids


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