An Approach to the Modernization of the Government Reference Phenomenology Codes
Scientific rept. no1.
MASSACHUSETTS UNIV LOWELL DEPT OF ENVIRONMENTAL EARTH AND ATMOSPHERIC SCIENCES
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Many of die reference phenomenology modeling codes in use today have grown out of codes and fragments of codes originally written more than 20 years ago before modern ideas of software engineering had been developed and disseminated. While the codes are computationally efficient, they have significant correctable structural and architectural shortcomings. These shortcomings make maintenance and enhancement of the codes difficult and costly, and greatly complicate verification, validation, and optimization of the codes. In this report, we consider the process of modernizing reference phenomenology modeling odes using modern software methodologies and language features. The ultimate aim of this work is to propose a method for updating these codes, which improves die speed, reliability, maintainability, verification an validation of die codes. We also address the creation of platform independent codes that can run on any computer system with proper language compiler.
- Computer Programming and Software
- Computer Systems