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The following application notes demonstrate how EnFuzion works with a variety of software packages to solve specific problems.
Vertical Industry Application Description
Bioinformatics
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Protein Modeling with MODELLER

This application note shows the use of EnFuzion with MODELLER, a popular protein modeling package. EnFuzion supports the execution of a single program with multiple input parameters. Bioinformatics programs are perfect applications to use with EnFuzion; they are executed many times with different sets of input parameters. EnFuzion saves time and simplifies the execution:

  • It speeds up the execution of jobs by distributing the computational load over a network of workstations;
  • It manages jobs by providing an easy-to-use graphical interface for generating the input parameters and for controlling the execution;
  • It works with little or no code change requirements for MODELLER and most other popular bioinformatic applications.
Computer Graphics
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Ray Tracing with RAYSHADE This application note shows the use of EnFuzion with Rayshade, a popular image rendering program for ray tracing. Computer graphics programs, especially ray tracing programs, are among the biggest users of computing cycles. EnFuzion enhances the quality of rendered images in these programs:
  • It speeds up the computation by distributing the computational load over a network of workstations;
  • It explores the space of input image parameters that are necessary to produce images of the highest quality;
  • It works with little or no code change requirements to the application.
Ecological Modeling
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Control Strategies for Cattle Tick

This application note describes an experiment in which EnFuzion helped evaluate control strategies for cattle tick, a major agricultural pest in Australia. Cattle ticks (Boophilus microplus) affect about one third of Australia's cattle. The cost of cattle tick management is estimated at $150 million per year, due to lowered production and expensive control measures.

EnFuzion can help save money spent on tick control by contributing to the evaluation of tick control techniques and their results. Enormous savings can be made by optimizing the application of control measures and utilization of resistant strains. Optimal control techniques also can help reduce chemical resistance within tick populations and minimize residual pesticide levels.

Electronic CAD
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Optimizing FPGA Designs with NeoCAD This application note describes how EnFuzion was used to control the execution of the NeoCAD Place-and-Route utility on a multi-FPGA-based circuit. EnFuzion allowed developers to experiment with a number of design parameters, enhancing their design.
Financial Services
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Risk Reporting and Portfolio Optimizations with Aegis This application note shows the use of EnFuzion with BARRA Aegis Automation Assistant, a utility that automates the production of risk reporting and portfolio optimizations. The Automation Assistant can be run from a batch file and uses text files for input, which means it's well suited to be run by EnFuzion. This application note shows how easily EnFuzion was used to:
  • Distribute the Automation Assistant files evenly over its existing network of workstations;
  • Reschedule jobs that fail on one machine on another;
    utilize idle desktop machines.
Operations Research
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Simulated Annealing for the Traveling Salesman Problem This application note describes how EnFuzion was used to perform combinatorial optimization. Usually, a long process is involved in tuning a set of parameters for the meta heuristic algorithms applied to solve combinatiorial optimization problems. EnFuzion simplified this task by:

  • Coordinating the generation of parameter values;
  • Distributing the work among workstations.
Physics
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Search For Rare Events in High Energy Physics This application note describes how EnFuzion was used in addressing a high energy physics data analysis problem. The objective was to search for rare events of unknown (and probably very low) production rate in a sample containing mostly background events. EnFuzion accelerated this computational experiment.
Physics
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Investigating Laser-Atom Collisions This application note shows the use of EnFuzion for modeling laser-atom collisions. EnFuzion contributed to this research by:

  • Enabling the distribution of this application across idle machines without consideration of parallel or distributed programming practices;
  • Shortening the time needed to solve QED equations;
  • Facilitating the generation of detailed presentations of all possible data produced by the computations.
Power Utilities
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Speeding up PSLF Simulations This application note describes how to use EnFuzion with PSLF, power systems analysis software from GE Power Systems. EnFuzion helps with PSLF simulations in several ways:

  • It schedules execution of multiple PSLF simulations on a number of computers. By distributing execution over multiple computers, the results are obtained faster or more simulations can be performed in the same time period.
  • It provides optimum resource utilization and reliable execution by working around computer failures. This maximizes engineer's productivity by handling all aspects of job scheduling.
Power Utilities
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Speeding Up PSS/E Transient Stability Studies of Power Systems with EnFuzion This application note demonstrates how to dramatically reduce the time required to perform a PSS/E transient stability analysis of power line faults by using multiple computers and EnFuzion. The use of EnFuzion:

  • Significantly reduces the calculation time;
  • Makes it feasible to do more thorough studies, ultimately leading to a better system understanding and more reliable power delivery.
VLSI Design
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Distributing Spice Simulations This application note shows the use of EnFuzion with SPICE, a popular program for simulation of VLSI circuits. EnFuzion supports the execution of a single program with multiple input parameters. VLSI circuit simulation is ideally suited for EnFuzion since such testing involves multiple simulations under different conditions. EnFuzion saves time and simplifies the execution:

  • It speeds up computation by distributing the computational load over a network of workstations;
  • It manages your computations by providing an easy to use graphical interface for generating the input parameters and for controlling the computation.