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EnFuzion Resources

Getting Started with EnFuzion

Welcome to the EnFuzion software resources section.  This section provides news and resources to help you get
started with the EnFuzion software.

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Use the Free Trial menu to request a trial license.

Case Studies

Visit the Case Studies section to see examples of how others
have used the EnFuzion software in a variety of high
performance parallel computing applications to get more
results in less time.

Product FAQ

This section provides answer to some frequently asked product questions for the EnFuzion software, including information on how to get started, and software licensing.

Release Information

Visit this section to see the available and upcoming versions of the EnFuzion software.

 

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Case Studies

These case studies shows others have used EnFuzion for parallel computing, to get more results in less time.

 

Bioinformatics:  Protein Modeling with MODELLER

This case study shows the use of EnFuzion with MODELLER, a popular protein modeling package.  Designed to support distributed executions of a single program with multiple input parameters, EnFuzion is the perfect solution for bioinformatics programs.  This  case study look in detail on how EnFuzion was used to distribute the computational load over a network of workstations, to achieve significant speed-up, and with little to no code changes to MODELLER.

Ecological Modeling:  Control Strategies for Cattle Ticks

This case study describes an experiment in which EnFuzion helped evaluate control strategies for cattle tick, a major agricultural pest in Australia. EnFuzion helped save money spent on tick control by contributing to the evaluation of tick control techniques and their results.

Financial Services:  Risk Reporting and Portfolio Optimizations with Aegis

This case study 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 easy it was to use EnFuzion to distribute the computation on networked workstations to get more sooner sooner.

Operations Research:  Simulated Annealing for the Traveling Salesman Problem

This case study 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 and distributing the work amongst many workstations.

Physics:  Search For Rare Events in High Energy Physics

This case study 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:  Investigating Laser-Atom Collisions

This case study 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.  In doing so, EnFuzion also helped shortening the time needed to solve QED equations, and produced more data points for the study.

VLSI Design:  Distributing Spice Simulations

This case study 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 made it simple to create the parallel jobs, to parameterize them, and to run the workload on workstations.

 

 

Product FAQ

These are product-level FAQs to help you get started with EnFuzionPWR.

How do I know if my application can run in parallel with EnFuzion?

If your application meets the following conditions, then there is a very chance that it can be parallelized using EnFuzion very easily:

– It has a command line interface;
– It accepts input parameters on the command line;
– Different output data points can be computed independently.

We are here to help. Contact us at support@axceleon.com so we can help you with further assessments.

What is the latest version of the EnFuzion software?

Please see the table below for the most recent releases and the upcoming releases.  The information on older version of the software is available by request.

 

Release Status Request
 EnFuzion 16.0 (Windows, Linux)  Beta in March, 2016 Request Beta
 EnFuzion 15.2 (Windows only)  By request only Request
 EnFuzion 15.1 (Windows, Linux, OS X) Latest Stable Version Request
 EnFuzion 15.0 (Windows, Linux, OS X) Available Request

How is the EnFuzion software licensed?

The EnFuzion software is licensed using license files called enflicense.txt. All software license files are version specific. If you have an active support contract with Axceleon, you can contact us at support@axceleon.com to get a new license file.

The EnFuzion Web page doesn’t start, what can I do?

When the EnFuzion Web page doesn’t start, the most likely reasons are:

– Missing or invalid license key

– The Root computer is running out of disk space

 

Follow these steps below to find the root cause of this problem:

– Try to start the EnFuzion Root process, i.e. enfdispatcher, manually.  The instructions for how to start the EnFuzion Root process can be found in the EnFuzion User Manual.

– Using the Task Manager on Windows or the ps ax command on macOS and Linux to see if the enfdispatcher process is running.

– If the enfdispatcher process is not running, check the EnFuzion dispatcher log file for error messages. The dispatcher log file is on kept on the Root computer, called enfuzion.log, and located in the /work subdirectory under where EnFuzion is installed.

– If your EnFuzion license key is missing or invalid, install a valid license key.

– If your Root computer is running out of disk space, with less than a few MB available, the EnFuzion Root software records this in the enfuzion.log file and terminates. If this is the case, make more disk space available on the Root computer and reboot the machine or restart EnFuzion.

– If the log file enfuzion.log does not exist, delete all the files in the /work directory on the Root computer, and verify the user account that EnFuzion is running under, on the Root machine, has permission to write to the /work directory.

– If after you have installed a valid license and made sure that the Root computer has sufficient disk space, there is still no enfdispatcher process and no EnFuzion.log file after the machine is rebooted, verify that EnFuzion is configured to automatically start at the boot time.  The instructions for how to do this can be found in the EnFuzion User Manual.

How do I send my diagnostic files to Axceleon?

We often ask you to send your diagnostic files in the course of technical support.  These diagnostic files may be very big, so we suggest you use ftp to send these files.

 

Login Information

  •              Site:  ftp.axceleon.com
  • User name:  ftpax
  •   Password:  ftpax

Site Restrictions

Our FTP site is configured to act as a one-way mailbox.  You can only upload files, but you cannot browse the directories or read from it.

 

FTP Clients
The standard Windows FTP client has very limited features, and it does not work reliably. We recommend that you use a third-party FTP client such as FileZilla or WinSCP.

  

 

 

Release Information

Please check the table below for the most recent releases and the upcoming releases.  The information on older version of the software is available by request.

 

Release Status Request
 EnFuzion 16.0 (Windows, Linux)  Beta in March, 2016 Request Beta
 EnFuzion 15.2 (Windows only)  By request only Request
 EnFuzion 15.1 (Windows, Linux, OS X) Latest Stable Version Request
 EnFuzion 15.0 (Windows, Linux, OS X) Available Request