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CALIBRATION, OPTIMIZATION, AND SENSITIVITY AND UNCERTAINTY ALGORITHMS APPLICATION PROGRAMMING INTERFACE (COSU-API)
Babendreier, J E. CALIBRATION, OPTIMIZATION, AND SENSITIVITY AND UNCERTAINTY ALGORITHMS APPLICATION PROGRAMMING INTERFACE (COSU-API). International Workshop on Uncertainty, Sensitivity, and Parameter Estimation for Multimedia Environmental Modeling, Rockville, MD, August 19 - 21, 2003. U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC, A1-A54, (2004).
The primary goals are to: (1) Construct a 400-node PC-based supercomputing cluster supporting Windows and Linux computer operating systems (i.e. SuperMUSE: Supercomputer for Model Uncertainty and Sensitivity Evaluation); (2) Develop platform-independent system software for the management of SuperMUSE and parallelization of EPA models and modeling systems for implementation on SuperMUSE (and other PC-based clusters); (3) Conduct uncertainty and sensitivity analyses of the 3MRA modeling system; (4) Develop advanced algorithmic software for advanced statistical sampling methods, and screening, localized, and global sensitivity analyses; and (5) Provide customer-oriented model applications for probabilistic risk assessment supporting quality assurance in multimedia decision-making.
The Application Programming Interface (API) for Uncertainty Analysis, Sensitivity Analysis, and Parameter Estimation (UA/SA/PE API) tool development, here fore referred to as the Calibration, Optimization, and Sensitivity and Uncertainty Algorithms API (COSU-API), was initially developed in a joint effort between several members of both the Framework Software Workgroup and the Uncertainty and Parameter Estimation Workgroup of the Federal Interagency Steering Committee on Multimedia Environmental Modeling (ISCMEM). The draft COSU-API (Version: June, 2003), presented formally in this document, attempts to initiate discussion and increase cooperation among the various Federal Agencies in moving towards a common software programming approach for the future development of sharable tools and methods for conducting uncertainty analysis, sensitivity analysis, and parameter estimation. Overview elements of the COSU-API were initially presented and discussed among participants attending the August 2003 ISCMEM International Workshop on Uncertainty Analysis, Sensitivity Analysis, and Parameter Estimation.