Computational Steering

One of the main themes of VBM is the tight coupling of visualization tools and interactive computations. To this end an API has been developed which characterizes those computational engines which can be linked to the graphics front-end of VBM. Current computation modules include:
In addition, since these types of computations can be very intensive, VBM also provides tools for running any of its computation engines on remote computers, as well as multiple independant compute engines simultaneously, so that many parts of a diagram can be being computed at once.

Below is a schematic of the various pieces of VBM and how they fit together.

Computational Steering interface diagram

Randy Paffenroth