TOPSAW sawing optimization analysis using grid computing

Ashwin Bommathanahalli, Maoyuan Xie, Zhifeng Yun, Sun Joseph Chang, Zhou Lei, Gabrielle Allen

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Abstract

TOPSAW program has been developed and successfully used in the replication of sawmill cutting to determine the optimal cutting pattern for a log to get the maximum value for lumber in terms of dollars based on National Hardwood Lumber Association grading rules. Currently Live sawing, which is one direction sawing, can be simulated for only one rotational orientation and one depth of opening cut using a single workstation. The optimal rotational orientation and depth of the opening cut significantly affects the value of lumber produced. The optimal rotational orientation and the opening position outperformed the mean of 432 possible combinations by 14.7 percent. However the computational time involved in simulation of all the 24 different log orientations and 18 different ways to choose the opening depth for a log proves costly and is not effective for sawmill industry. In order to cut the simulation time we collaborate the TOPSAW and Grid Computing technology to leverage this sawing optimization. In this paper we propose a problem solving environment which makes TOPSAW Grid-enabled. The applicability of this solution is shown by a case study.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings - 2nd International Multi-Symposiums on Computer and Computational Sciences, IMSCCS'07
Pages228-234
Number of pages7
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2007
Externally publishedYes
Event2nd International Multi-Symposiums on Computer and Computational Sciences 2007, IMSCCS'07 - Iowa City, IA, United States
Duration: Aug 13 2007Aug 15 2007

Publication series

NameProceedings - 2nd International Multi-Symposiums on Computer and Computational Sciences, IMSCCS'07

Other

Other2nd International Multi-Symposiums on Computer and Computational Sciences 2007, IMSCCS'07
CountryUnited States
CityIowa City, IA
Period8/13/078/15/07

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science(all)
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Theoretical Computer Science

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    Bommathanahalli, A., Xie, M., Yun, Z., Chang, S. J., Lei, Z., & Allen, G. (2007). TOPSAW sawing optimization analysis using grid computing. In Proceedings - 2nd International Multi-Symposiums on Computer and Computational Sciences, IMSCCS'07 (pp. 228-234). [4392606] (Proceedings - 2nd International Multi-Symposiums on Computer and Computational Sciences, IMSCCS'07). https://doi.org/10.1109/IMSCCS.2007.4392606