The Reference Model for disease progression is based on a modeling framework written in Python. It is a prototype that demonstrates the use of computing power to aid in chronic disease forecast. The model uses references to publicly available data as a source of information, hence the name for the model. The Reference Model also holds this name since it is designed to be used by other models as a reference. The model uses parallel processing and computing power to create a competition among hypothesis of disease progression. The system runs on a multi core machine and is scalable to a SLURM cluster.

Keywords:Disease ModelsHigh Performance ComputingSimulation