Parameter sweeps for multi-cell models on FutureGrid

Project Details

Project Lead
Randy Heiland 
Project Manager
Randy Heiland 
Supporting Experts
Thilina Gunarathne  
Indiana University, School of Informatics and Computing  
Computer Science (401) 


Multi-cell biological models often require multiple simulations with varying parameters to optimize the model. The project will explore the use of cloud computing, via FutureGrid, for such simulations.

Intellectual Merit

This project will help advance the understanding of very complex interactions in biological modeling.

Broader Impacts

The output of these simulations can be visualized and presented to a general audience (including middle to high school students) to educate them about both computational science and biology.

Scale of Use

few VMS for an experiment