SimCCS Gateway is a cloud computing service developed at Indiana University that provides an online platform for the community open-source version of the SimCCS software. SimCCS provides novel capabilities for decision support and design of integrated carbon capture, utilization and storage technologies (CCUS). Originally developed by researchers at Los Alamos National Laboratory, SimCCS has supported numerous studies on the benefits and costs of large-scale CCUS deployment.

SimCCS supports decision making by integrating applications in operations research, geographical information systems, carbon capture engineering, pipeline infrastructure design and geologic reservoir performance. Users are able to produce integrated CCUS system designs for problems ranging from single facilities to large, regional networks involving multiple carbon emission sources and geologic sinks. By harnessing the power of high-performance computing resources, users can investigate how CCUS may play a meaningful, cost-competitive role in mitigating carbon emissions.

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High Performance Computing resources at Indiana University and across the U.S. XSEDE Network enable SimCCS users to run large ensembles of problems and obtain probabilistic-based results for CCUS infrastructure solutions.

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SimCCS Gateway is powered by Apache Airavata-- a software framework used to build Web-based science gateways and to compose, manage, execute and monitor large-scale applications and workflows on distributed computing resources.


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