Project start: 
Monday, 1 July, 2013
Project end: 
Sunday, 30 April, 2017

CloudFlow has the ambition to provide a Cloud Computing infrastructure based on existing technology and standards that allows SME software vendors to offer current and future customers (being it SME or bigger companies) new cloud services along and across the engineering and manufacturing chain - even vendor independent.

Who is the service/solution designed for?: 

Manufacturing and engineering SMEs.

How will your solution/service benefit the end-user? 

Linking heterogeneous services along the engineering chain to integrated workflows:

  • semantic workflow description;

  • workflow orchestration and synchronization through central synchronization services;

  • services-in-a-loop as a workflow to support multi-domain / multi-physics decision making in product and production design;

  • flexible definition of workflows;

  • customized interfaces;

  • single point of access;

  • impact on usability and joy-of-use;

  • interactive steering and visual feedback.

How can the solution/service help you become more efficient, more secure, faster or cost-effective?: 

CloudFlow will enable Users from different engineering disciplines to manage large amounts of heterogeneous Data in an interoperable manner, allowing for making results available as a standard Archival Information Package (AIP) both for documentation and for reuse.

CloudFlow will provide ‘single point of access’ to computational (simulation) and data management Services on high-performance clusters (HPCs) and the possibility to use services in Workflows, i.e. execution of chains for services or services-in-a-loop in a synchronized and orchestrated manner, as well as to use services in a cooperative and collaborative manner, e.g. for co-simulating mechatronic systems, for joining up CAD/CAM with flow simulation of blades for turbine machines. Thus, it does decisively go beyond just providing individual data exchange or singular compute services.

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