If you are planning on making your simulation Public, make sure you provide details. This way, other users can understand the system you attempt to represent, question you are trying to answer using the simulation, assumptions made, expected outcomes and insights you gained. It would help you make explicit your thoughts and mental models. Further, it would help other users reuse your simulations.
Use the Detailed Description under Environment to do so.
In addition to sample simulations, you can now find exercises with descriptions and with diagrams for you to practice! Make sure you read the Detailed Description Section under Environment.
CLOUDES has been going through many updates lately. Most of these updates are performance enhancements. These enhancements improve loading times, tablet accessibility, and simulation import among others.
There are two major updates:
1. The first one focuses on capturing data for research purposes. While opening an account you will be asked if you want to participate in this effort. It is voluntary and it does not limit your creation of an account. If you already have an account, you can opt in through your profile page. We hope this data will provide insight into how to improve CLOUDES and how to design simulation learning strategies.
2. The second update gives users the option of having the simulation environment in Spanish. The interface, error messages, profile page, and simulation blocks among others change to Spanish by adjusting “Language” on your profile page. The main/landing page is still in English but we hope we can provide the Spanish version soon. We hope that this little change make simulation use and building accessible to more users worldwide.
For those interested in reading a bit more about CLOUDES:
Wintersim 2014 – Cloud-based Discrete-Event Simulator
We hope that you find CLOUDES to be a great environment for building, running and sharing your discrete-event simulations. Here at the Virginia Modeling, Analysis and Simulation Center (VMASC) at Old Dominion University (ODU) have worked hard to make CLOUDES easy to access and easy to use by non-experts and experts alike.
We will use this blog as the means of communicating and hearing from you. Whether as a user, potential contributor, student, parent, teacher or professional practitioner, we want to hear from you.