To get the most value out of EASA, you will want to run EASAPs to generate new results, which will provide much needed information, answers to your questions or solutions to your problems. In running an EASAP, there are five main tasks that you will want to perform:
The following sections will provide further details about each of these five tasks.
EASAPs can be opened in a variety of locations within EASA. These locations include:
In the Applications Library, click on either the title link of the EASAP, or its thumbnail image both.
EASAPs opened from the Application Library will contain the default inputs saved by the Author, while EASAPs opened from the other locations will be run with prior inputs stored by saving or submitting the EASAP.
Once you have opened an EASAP, the next step is to enter the input data for the problem on which you are currently working. This input data may take on a variety of forms on the interface of an EASAP; for example:
For more information on how data entry will be presented in an EASAP, see EASAP GUI Components.
To minimize the amount of data entry, a User may want to search My Workspace, My Results or All Results for a version of the same EASAP with similar inputs according to a current set of requirements and open with this data instead of default inputs.
After time is spent entering or adjusting a set of inputs a User may want to save this work to the workspace by clicking the save button ().
Every time that you save an EASAP, you will be prompted to provide a filename for the saved version of the EASAP using a pop-up as shown below.
All saved versions of EASAPs are stored in a User's workspace and may be retrieved under the Workspace menu.
Now that you have entered your input data and maybe even saved the EASAP to your workspace, you will want to generate results data for viewing. Results will be generated in two possible ways:
To submit an EASAP to run, click the cog icon ( ).
A pop-up form, shown below will appear indicating that a submission has been successful. Click 'OK' on this form.
Once an EASAP run has been successfully submitted, it is added to the EASAP queue for execution.
There are several types of runs that can be submitted from an EASAP. The most basic type is the single value run, for which only one case is submitted. The other types of runs are parametric, and involve multiple cases submitted for execution. More detailed information on these advanced multiple run types of EASAP submissions is provided at Using EASAPs for Multiple Run Studies.
A submitted EASAP run is added to the EASAP Queue which manages the execution of all EASAP runs submitted by all Users on an EASA System. After submitting an EASAP to run, a User may check on its status by selecting: EASA > Results > My Results
A status column on both the 'Choose Results' form and 'My Results' page provides information on the status of each submitted run in the EASAP Queue.
There are three different messages:
An Author may specify text to display instead of the percent complete number while an EASAP is running.
The order in which submitted EASAP runs are computed within the EASAP Queue is not purely chronological, or “first come, first serve.” In an attempt to be fair to all users, the queue works to maximize the number of different users with runs being computed. This means that higher priority is given to newer submissions by users without any runs being computed over older submissions by users with at least one run being computed. Therefore, if a user submits a large number of runs to the EASAP Queue, other users will not have to wait until all the submitted runs are completed before their runs are computed.
If a run seems to be “stuck” in the EASAP Queue, a User may contact an Administrator via under the **EASA > Help > Support, who may manipulate the queue and the Compute Server resources to possibly get a particular run computed more quickly.
Results generated by an EASAP are displayed in either:
When an EASAP run is submitted, the results of the run are stored at EASA > Results > My/All Results, click the icon in the results column.
When using the button on the 'Results' pages, it will vary depending on the type of run submitted, see Table of Submitted EASAP Runs.
For Parametric type submissions, a User may view the report for an individual run by locating it in the table of runs and clicking: Results button ()
A User may view results of any run before it is completed. This is especially useful for multiple-run submissions, such as a parametric study, as results will come in and become available sequentially.