—Cloud Computing can accelerate industrial and
mechanical design. It can also bring people and ideas together to
design products collaboratively. Its adoption by the enterprise
community is increasing opening opportunities for affordable
scalable IT infrastructures even for small companies. In this
work we study a system that exploits the cloud computing
paradigm to realize a scalable CAD service for designing lifts. In
this context we present and dissect the architecture and discuss
several issues. The system is designed with the principle of
reducing the cloud size (cost) while maintaining reasonable QoS
and considerable effort has been done to be technology agnostic.
—CAD, cloud computing, lift, manufacturing.
G. Andreadis and K.-D. Bouzakis are with the Mechanical Engineering
Department, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece (e-mail:
A. Vakali and K. Stamos are with the Department of Informatics,
Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece (e-mail: email@example.com,
Cite: Georgios Andreadis, Konstantinos-Dionysios Bouzakis, Athina Vakali, and Konstantinos Stamos, "Automated Design in the Cloud," International Journal of Future Computer and Communication vol. 4, no. 3, pp. 188-192, 2015.