DEngine (an abbreviation of Distributed computing Engine), is a computational framework that the Campbell Lab uses to speed up mathematical simulations of muscles.

The framework consists of:
  • Windows PCs, each of which runs a screen-saver client (DEngine.scr, available below)
  • a central "controller" PC which coordinates the behavior of the network using programs such as Swarmer
  • mathematical models (for example, FiberSim) which run as console applications on the clients.


DEngine client setup file (13.5 MB) for Win 7 or Vista machines.

Current operation

You can see what DEngine is doing 'right now' in the images below.

Please contact Ken Campbell ( if you'd like more information about the distributed system.