This paper outlines the benefits of computational steering for high performance computing applications. Lattice-Boltzmann mesoscale fluid simulations of binary and ternary amphiphilic fluids in two and three dimensions are used to illustrate the substantial improvements which computational steering offers in terms of resource efficiency and time to discover new physics. We discuss details of our current steering implementations and describe their future outlook with the advent of computational grids.
Chin, J., Harting, J. D. R., Jha, S., Coveney, P. V., Porter, A. R., & Pickles, S. M. (2003). Steering in computational science: mesoscale modelling and simulation. Contemporary Physics, 44(5), 417-434. https://doi.org/10.1080/00107510310001605046