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Approaches in highly parameterized inversion - GENIE, a general model-independent TCP/IP run manager

Techniques and Methods 7-C6

Great Lakes Restoration Initiative: S.S. Papadopulos and Associates, Inc., Principia Mathematica, Inc., Flinders University and Watermark Numerical Computing, Computation Water Resource Engineering
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Abstract

GENIE is a model-independent suite of programs that can be used to generally distribute, manage, and execute multiple model runs via the TCP/IP infrastructure. The suite consists of a file distribution interface, a run manage, a run executer, and a routine that can be compiled as part of a program and used to exchange model runs with the run manager. Because communication is via a standard protocol (TCP/IP), any computer connected to the Internet can serve in any of the capacities offered by this suite. Model independence is consistent with the existing template and instruction file protocols of the widely used PEST parameter estimation program. This report describes (1) the problem addressed; (2) the approach used by GENIE to queue, distribute, and retrieve model runs; and (3) user instructions, classes, and functions developed. It also includes (4) an example to illustrate the linking of GENIE with Parallel PEST using the interface routine.

Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Approaches in highly parameterized inversion - GENIE, a general model-independent TCP/IP run manager
Series title:
Techniques and Methods
Series number:
7-C6
Year Published:
2012
Language:
English
Publisher:
U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location:
Reston, VA
Contributing office(s):
Wisconsin Water Science Center
Description:
iii, 6 p.; Appendices; Software Download
Online Only (Y/N):
Y