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A Proposed Taxonomy for Software Development Risks for High-Performance Computing (HPC) Scientific/Engineering Applications

Abstract

Because the development of large-scale scientific/engineering application codes is an often difficult, complicated, and sometimes uncertain process, success depends on identifying and managing risk. One of the drivers of the evolution of software engineering, as a discipline, has been the desire to identify reliable, quantifiable ways to manage software development risks. The taxonomy that follows represents an attempt to organize the sources of software development risk for scientific/engineering applications around three principal aspects of the software development activity: the software development cycle, the development environment, and the programmatic environment. These taxonomic classes are divided into elements and each element is further characterized by its attributes.

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Kendall, Richard; Post, Douglass; Carver, Jeffrey; Henderson, Dale; & Fisher, David. A Proposed Taxonomy for Software Development Risks for High-Performance Computing (HPC) Scientific/Engineering Applications (CMU/SEI-2006-TN-039). Software Engineering Institute, Carnegie Mellon University, 2007. http://resources.sei.cmu.edu/library/asset-view.cfm?AssetID=8013

IEEE

Kendall. Richard, Post. Douglass, Carver. Jeffrey, Henderson. Dale, and Fisher. David, "A Proposed Taxonomy for Software Development Risks for High-Performance Computing (HPC) Scientific/Engineering Applications," Software Engineering Institute, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Technical Note CMU/SEI-2006-TN-039, 2007. http://resources.sei.cmu.edu/library/asset-view.cfm?AssetID=8013

APA

Kendall, Richard., Post, Douglass., Carver, Jeffrey., Henderson, Dale., & Fisher, David. (2007). A Proposed Taxonomy for Software Development Risks for High-Performance Computing (HPC) Scientific/Engineering Applications (CMU/SEI-2006-TN-039). Retrieved October 24, 2014, from the Software Engineering Institute, Carnegie Mellon University website: http://resources.sei.cmu.edu/library/asset-view.cfm?AssetID=8013

CHI

Richard Kendall, Douglass Post, Jeffrey Carver, Dale Henderson, & David Fisher. A Proposed Taxonomy for Software Development Risks for High-Performance Computing (HPC) Scientific/Engineering Applications (CMU/SEI-2006-TN-039). Pittsburgh, PA: Software Engineering Institute, Carnegie Mellon University, 2007. http://resources.sei.cmu.edu/library/asset-view.cfm?AssetID=8013

MLA

Kendall, Richard., Post, Douglass., Carver, Jeffrey., Henderson, Dale., & Fisher, David. 2007. A Proposed Taxonomy for Software Development Risks for High-Performance Computing (HPC) Scientific/Engineering Applications (Technical Report CMU/SEI-2006-TN-039). Pittsburgh: Software Engineering Institute, Carnegie Mellon University. http://resources.sei.cmu.edu/library/asset-view.cfm?AssetID=8013