Document Type

Working Paper

Date

1997

Embargo Period

8-2012

Keywords

Java, parallel computing, simulation, modeling, user interfaces, coarse grain software, kernels

Language

English

Disciplines

Computer Sciences

Description/Abstract

We discuss the role of Java and Web technologies for general simulation. We classify the classes of concurrency typical in problems and analyze separately the role of Java in user interfaces, coarse grain software integration, and detailed computational kernels. We conclude that Java could become a major language for computational science, as it potentially offers good performance, excellent user interfaces, and the advantages of object-oriented structure.

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