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General Concepts for Experimental Validation of ASCI Code Applications

Trucano, Timothy G.; Pilch, Martin P.; Oberkampf, William L.

This report presents general concepts in a broadly applicable methodology for validation of Accelerated Strategic Computing Initiative (ASCI) codes for Defense Programs applications at Sandia National Laboratories. The concepts are defined and analyzed within the context of their relative roles in an experimental validation process. Examples of applying the proposed methodology to three existing experimental validation activities are provided in appendices, using an appraisal technique recommended in this report.