Simulation-as-a-Service for Advanced Manufacturing

Simulation-as-a-Service for Advanced Manufacturing

We want to transform how professionals and students can make and learn-about advanced manufacturing components through a "simulation-as-a-service" app based on cloud resource and software access.

Project milestone

In Development

Idea Complete
Prototype Complete
In Development

Impact statement

Advanced Manufacturing Apps that perform complex modeling and simulation are now becoming available in Marketplaces. App stakeholders face two fundamental challenges in cloud engineering of the App Marketplaces, which are the orchestration of service chaining through an App Runtime, and finding a suitable cost model to evaluate App pricing strategies. In this project, we address these challenges by proposing a new cloud architecture that aims at supporting an ‘App Marketplace’ that thrives on agile development, organic collaboration and scalable sales of next generation Manufacturing Apps requiring high-performance simulation and modeling. We describe how we are realizing the vision of this architecture through an App Runtime we have developed that leverages a Resource Brokering Service to create App chaining mechanisms.


  • App Chaining and Resource Brokering
  • Cloud workflow composition
  • Virtual desktops and HPC
  • Layer 2 networking for real-time collaboration
  • Accounting service to price Apps
  • GENI Rack integration for Manufacturing Cyber Workspace


This material is based upon work supported by the City of Dublin, Mozilla Foundation and National Science Foundation under award numbers CNS-1347889, CNS-0714770. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the City of Dublin, Mozilla Foundation or National Science Foundation.