FlowGrid client is a graphical CFD pre- and post-processors
with enhanced functionalities for interacting, via FlowServe,
with FlowGrid. The FlowGrid client can be downloaded from
the FlowGrid portal when the user registers, and runs on Windows
The FlowGrid client
performs the following functions:
meshes from a variety of formats.
boundary conditons, material properties.
- Setting solution
procedures and controls.
Partitionting the domain for distribution,
via FlowServe, to the Grid.
and submitting the job.
the solution, and optionally interrupting it.
Pulling the results
from the Grid, and assembling them.
interrogating the results.
of the Client with FlowGrid is provided through the following
- The Get
Resources option, when clicked, provides the current
available resources on the FlowGrid service. Effectively,
the client will prompts the appropriate FlowServe server to
send the available resources in the form of an XML file. The
resources are displayed in a tree-like format, where the user
can select resources for her job.
- The Submit
Job option allows the user to submit a job with the
resources already allocated. If no resources have been selected,
then a job submission is prevented and the user is directed
to allocate resources first before a job is submitted.
- The Job
Status option lists a history of jobs that have been
submitted to the FlowGrid service. Effectively, the client
will prompt FlowServe to send an up-to-date XML file with
information for each job that has been submitte. Each job
listed is displayed with a colour dependent on the job status.
- The Monitor
Job option provides a facility for monitoring a job
from a list of active jobs. The user gets a list of active
jobs, and when she makes a selection data is sent to the client
from FlowServe, ready to be displayed on the Client’s
- The Delete
Job option allows users first to view their Jobs
and their status, and then allow them to delete a job that
is running remotely. Jobs that have been submitted and not
yet running can also be deleted.
- The Get
Results option lists all the Jobs that have been
completed and allows the user to download the result from