“Cloud” computing in energy performance of buildings
The first place in the list of the most important “IT-revolutions” in the near future belongs to the development of so called “cloud computing” – providing remote computing ability, footprint (“clouds”) and communication channels for customers. The reason, which promotes using of “cloud” computing, are the high costs for program licenses for stationary workstations, rent of space, electricity and control of software piracy. By “clouds” computing centers are meant, which are significantly more powerful than user’s stationary equipment.
Taking into account that at present almost all computers, on which engineering calculations are carried out, have constant high-speed connection to the Internet, a new technology for "cloud" computing in energy performance is proposed on the base of Internet server www.vpu.ru/mas. The calculation server proposes three options of calculations in energy performance: on-line calculations download and reference. Online resources give a possibility to do "cloud" calculations of energy performance in an interactive mode in accordance with input data of a user. The procedure of downloading enables to download ready-made templates for calculations. The reference procedure gives a possibility to do reference to templates stored on the www.vpu.ru/mas or in “clouds” for developing further computing in energy performance of buildings.
- Cloud Basics: What is a Cloud?
- Introduction of Internet server www.vpu.ru/mas;
- Options of the Internet server www.vpu.ru/mas;
- Using Internet server www.vpu.ru/mas in calculations of energy performance.
Pre-requisites: basic knowledge on thermodynamics, heat transfer, mathematics and MathCAD.
Dr. Volodymyr Voloshchuk
Place of employment: Department of Hydro-Thermal Power Engineering and Hydraulics Machines, National University of Water Management and Nature Resources Use, Rivne, Ukraine.