Rob Armstrong

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Component-based design can help manage the complexity of high-performance scientific simulations, where it has become increasingly clear that no single research group can effectively develop, select, or tune all of the components in a given application and that no single tool, solver, or solution strategy can seamlessly span the entire spectrum efficiently.(More)
Acaricidal (tick) and insecticidal (flea) efficacy of systemically and cutaneously distributed ectoparasiticide products for dogs are compared based on permethrin and fluralaner as representative molecules. Results of efficacy studies against fleas and ticks are reviewed that show generally good to excellent results. Both externally and systemically(More)
1. Introduction This paper introduces three component technology initiatives that focus on reducing the software development challenges faced by today's computational scientists. Rapid advances and increasing diversity in high-performance hardware platforms continue to spur the growing complexity of scientific simulations. The resulting environment presents(More)
Acaricides are used to treat and prevent tick infestations, and a common clinical scenario is to administer an acaricide on observing an attached tick. Consequently, immediate acaricidal efficacy (onset of activity and speed of kill) results are clinically valuable. This study evaluated the immediate efficacy of four commercially available acaricides(More)
Overview The SciDAC Center for Technology for Advanced Scientific Computing Software (TASCS) focuses on developing tools, components and best practices for developing high quality, reusable high-performance computing software. TASCS fosters the Co mmon Component Architecture (CCA) through a community forum that involves a wide range of participants. The CCA(More)
A parallel component environment places constraints on performance measurement and modeling. For instance, it must be possible to observe component operation without access to the source code. Furthermore, applications that are composed dynamically at run time require reusable performance interfaces for component interface monitoring. This thesis describes(More)