Designing of Virtual Laboratories Based on Extended Event Driving Simulation Method
Here are many methods for designing and
implementation of virtual laboratories, because of their special
features. The most famous architectural designs are based on
the events. This model of architecting is so efficient for virtual
laboratories implemented on a local network. Later, serviceoriented
architecture, gave the remote access ability to them
and Peer-To-Peer architecture, hired to exchanging data with
higher quality and more speed. Other methods, such as Agent-
Based architecting, are trying to solve the problems of
distributed processing in a complicated laboratory system.
This study, at first, reviews the general principles of
designing a virtual laboratory, and then compares the different
methods based on EDA, SOA and Agent-Based architecting
to present weaknesses and strengths of each method. At the
end, we make the best choice for design, based on existing
conditions and requirements.
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