||A prototype GRID framework for the chemical process industries
|| Antonopoulos, N., Linke, P., Kokossis, A.
||Chemical Engineering Communications, vol.192, no.10-12, p.1258-1271
||Applications; Chemical processes; GRID computing; Simulations; Software agents
||This article presents a GRID framework for distributed computations in the chemical process industries. We advocate a generic agent-based GRID environment in which chemical processes can be represented, simulated, and optimized as a set of autonomous, collaborative software agents. The framework features numerous advantages in terms of scalability, software reuse, security, and distributed resource discovery and utilization. It is a novel example of how advanced distributed techniques and paradigms can be elegantly applied in the area of chemical engineering to support distributed computations and discovery functions in chemical process engineering. A prototype implementation of the proposed framework for chemical process design is presented to illustrate the concepts. Copyright © Taylor & Francis Inc.
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