The following terms are used to describe processes, concepts, and the files, features, and functionality related to using COMPS.

asset collection

Collection of user created input files, such as demographics, temperature, weather, and overlay files. These files are stored in COMPS and can be available for use by other users.


The COMPS dashboard provides an overview of computing cluster usage, including current and queued jobs. Resource management is simple due to the job-priority system used by the platform.


Logical grouping of simulations. This allows for managing numerous simulations as a single unit or grouping.


COMPS provides powerful charting functionality to visualize the output channels for simulations. A chart can include output for a single simulation or for multiple simulations. Viewing multiple simulations in a single chart (multi-chart) provides a fast, flexible way to filter simulations to view only data of interest.


Logical grouping of experiments. This allows for managing multiple experiments as a single unit or grouping.

work item

Work item is used to build experiments and suites. It builds a set of simulations or groups of simulations, such as creating parameter sweeps. Work item defines how many simulations run at the start of the experiment to determine if the configuration settings are functional.

work order

JSON formatted file used for the creation of a work item, in combination with a configuration file, and (optional) campaign and additional files.